EMBLEMHEALTH Care Café – Cambria Heights, Bronx, ny

EmblemHealth, formerly HIP of Greater NY and GHI, has developed an innovative series of ‘care management centers’ to provide the local community valuable guidance on available healthcare options as well as information about general wellness. The multi-faceted Cambria Care Café offers a versatile gathering space where community leaders can meet, healthcare seminars are held, and on an evolving basis local artists are also given the opportunity to exhibit their work.

The café is about 3,000sf of storefront attached to a larger 30,000sf healthcare facility designed by Mascioni & Behrmann in 2008. The CareCafé, therefore, is a link between the community and practical healthcare. Aesthetically, the design team utilized the EmblemHealth colors as a subtle technique for branding within the space. Functionally, the space was designed to be adaptable for a variety of purposes. Sliding partitions, interactive displays, furniture, & kiosks were all thoughtfully designed to encourage flexible use.

Client: EmblemHealth (formerly HIP)

Size: 3,000 S.F.


  • Juice Bar

  • Community/ Training Room

  • Consultation Rooms

  • Interactive Activity Zone