About Us
– Empowering Wellness Journeys –

About SJH

Saint James Health is a community health center located in Newark, NJ. Our goal is to bring comprehensive primary care to the community in a setting that is comfortable and accommodating to all visitors. The health of oneself and their family is our top priority.

Saint James Health, Inc. (SJH) is a non-profit organization that has been committed to bringing premier healthcare services to the Newark Metropolitan Area since 2016. Our goal is to provide comprehensive primary health and preventive services in a setting that is comfortable and accommodating to the communities we serve. Healthcare that makes a difference.

Our Health Experts

Hortensia Kelly
Chief Medical Officer, MD
Chizoba Okwu
Nurse Practitioner, BSN,MSN
Olalekan Adefowokan
Family Nurse Practitioner
Kenneth Madueke
Family Nurse Practitioner
Salama Ahmad
Family Nurse Practitioner
Prema Noronha
Family Nurse Practitioner
Denise Novaes
Yvonne Brown
Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
Kristina Markovic
Dietitian, RD
Ariaceliz Ortiz
Danielle Wolf
Dietitian, RD
Chanel Wright
Nurse Practitioner, MSS, FNP-BC
– What We Do? –

Our Mission

A Federally Qualified Health Center providing full spectrum quality primary care in a culturally competent setting regardless of ability to pay.


Maintaining ethical standards for transparent and trustworthy interactions.


Providing holistic and empathetic care that addresses diverse needs.


Valuing diversity, and fostering culturally competent care for individual well-being.


Delivering excellence through evidence-based practices and continuous improvement. 

– Frequently Asked Questions –

Any Questions

How do I make an appointment?

New patients please call 973-789-8111, existing patients can call or login to their patient portal Sign Up or Log In

What if I need help after hours ?

If you are having a medical emergency, please call 911.

You can always call our on call service 24/7 at 973-789-8111 they will take a message and our on call provider will get back to you.

How can I cancel or reschedule and appointment ?

If you need to cancel or reschedule, please call us at 973-789-8111. We ask that you call at least 24 hours in advance so that we can best help you reschedule.

Please do not cancel via the website, Facebook/Twitter/other social media, or the Patient Portal. If you try to cancel this way, your provider will not receive the message and we will not be able to help you reschedule.

What languages do your providers speak ?

Many of our providers are bi- or multi-lingual, but for those who aren’t, we offer language line services with Language Service Associates for most languages. Each site also has a sign language laptop for our patients who are hearing impaired (but if you would prefer an interpreter one can be provided with advance notice).

When should I arrive for my appointment ?

We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in.

What if I am late for my appointment ?

If you are more then 15 minutes late we may have to reschedule or ask you to wait. If it is an urgent or sick visit our staff will do their best to get you in same day but physicals and well visits we may reschedule for a later date.

I need a copy of my medical records. What do I do?

You can request your medical records by completing a release of information request at your home site.

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