UCHCA Bronx medical center is facing legal troubles after a federal lawsuit was filed against it on July 29 over complaints that it fails to treat people with disabilities. The suit against Union Community Health Center cites numerous architectural barriers, inaccessible medical equipment, and problems with untrained staff that fail to adequately assist wheelchair users — often even turning them away.

“This is an issue of a full service comprehensive medical center that prides itself on serving the community around it,” says Michelle Caiola, senior staff attorney for Disability Rights Advocates. “To have these barriers and not treat those with dis