Community Health Centers

Codman Square

Codman Square Health Center in Dorchester

Background

  • A community-based health care center that provides community-focused care in the heart of Dorchester. Their mission is dedicated to serving as a resource for improving the physical, mental and social well-being of the community
  • The Center provides comprehensive services including primary care, urgent care, dental care, eye care, behavioral health, public health, fiscal health, fitness/wellness programming and youth programming. Exciting resident opportunities include innovative healthcare delivery models, such as shared medical appointments (SMA)
  • With over 250 multi-lingual and multi-cultural expert clinicians, medical staff, and employees, that serves 21,000 patients by providing over 110,000 patients visits per year. Congruent with the PCTP mission and vision, 87% of the Center’s patient population live below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level

Highlights

  • Large multi-lingual and multi-cultural patient panel that is medically underserved
  • Learning and participating in an innovative Diabetes chronic care model (CCM)
  • Collaborating with the center’s in-house charter public high school
  • Learning and providing comprehensive care through ‘prescriptions’ to the center’s Healthworks fitness center
  • Brand new Walczak Health and Education Center that opened in 2013. The 35,000 square foot, $18.2 million center includes 22 additional exam rooms, 6 mammography/radiology facilities, 13 provider offices, and 3 group medical visits rooms
  • The Center was recognized as a Level 3, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), by the NCQA in 2013. This amazing opportunity will enable residents to participate in the exciting health care delivery redesign of the center to become even more patient-centric

Dorchester House

Dorchester House Multi-service Center

Background

  • From its early beginnings in 1909, when the “Dorchester House” was established, a mission of community education and outreach has been its foundation. Initially, it was created for the purpose of industrial, educational, and charitable work, and the establishment and maintenance of reading rooms, library and social meetings. As the needs of the community evolved, Dorchester House evolved into a leading force for change in the health, economic and social status of our community
  • The Dorchester House Multiservice Center, located in the Field’s Corner section of Dorchester serves several culturally diverse neighborhoods. This neighborhood has traditionally been Boston’s ‘melting pot’ due to the proximity to downtown Boston, accessibility to public transportation, and availability of housing. Whether patients need a general check-up, help with a chronic health problem, prenatal care, a range of specialty services, an eye-exam or nutrition counseling, skilled health care practitioners are here to help

Highlights

  • Joint Commission-accredited health center recognized for achieving national standards for quality and safety in healthcare delivery and has achieved the highest rank (Level 3) from the National Committee for Quality Assurance
  • Provides comprehensive primary care services with Adult, Family, Pediatrics and Women’s Health departments that meet the diverse needs of every member of a family. The health center’s on-site Dental Care, Eye Care and Behavioral Health departments ensure that patients have convenient access to a full range of care
  • 300 staff members provide care in multiple languages
  • 110,093 patient visits last year
  • Approximately 30% of the population is Asian, 14% Hispanic, 29% African American, 18% Caucasian and the remainder being comprised of other ethnic background

East Boston

East Boston Neighborhood Health Center

Background

  • In the late 1960s, an East Boston community group decided to address a critical need for health care. In an area geographically isolated from greater Boston — accessible only by tunnel or bridge — local residents were spending up to two hours traveling via public transportation to receive treatment. Neighbors were living with untreated conditions, pregnant women weren’t getting prenatal care early enough, and important health screenings were unavailable. From needing an ambulance to addressing pollution from Logan airport, it was time for the community to make a significant and proactive change. The community group, and our first board of directors, felt responsible for the district at large; a diverse population with a strong sense of neighborhood and sharing. These founding board members were clear about the type of care the health center would provide to its largely immigrant and economically struggling population
  • It is from these grass roots that the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center (EBNHC) came into existence. EBNHC opened its doors in 1970, and has been a vital provider of health care services even since. The health center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and includes a large ambulatory care center, Urgent Care during off hours, a pharmacy, a community centered medical research program, and provides several community outreach services such as Elder Service Plan, Project SHINE (a multi-disciplinary HIV management program) and the Education and Training Institute. EBNHC is a non-profit, community owned health care facility

Highlights

  • EBNHC is one of the largest and most comprehensive health centers in the nation. The health center provides over 350,000 visits to more than 50,000 individuals
  • Delivers 1,000 babies annually and its Pediatrics Department cares for almost every child living in East Boston.
  • There are well established Spanish-speaking South and Central American communities and Southeast Asian immigrants who rely on the center for their health care. To better serve the patient population, EBNHC offers interpreter services, patient transportation, and community outreach
  • Developed innovative programs to help address the health and well-being of community members with specific needs, including HIV/AIDS, chronic diseases, children with multiple disabilities, and childhood obesity
  • In 2013, we were recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Homeand we are an FTCA-deemed facility

South Boston

South Boston Community Health Center

Background

  • The South Boston Community Health Center is a full service health care facility that has been serving the South Boston Community since 1972. The health center has 70,000 visits annually. The Adult Medicine Department provides comprehensive primary care to adults 18 and older. This includes routine physicals; same day visits for urgent problems, preoperative physicals, and routine follow-up of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and chronic heart and lung diseases
  • Although it has been traditionally strong Irish and Polish neighborhood, the face of the neighborhood has changed with a growing number of Latino, African-American and Bosnian immigrants

Highlights

  • South Boston Community Health Center is recognized as a NCQA Level III Patient Centered Medical Home.   We are also covered by FTCA and are regularly surveyed by the Joint Commission
  • Our services include Adult Medicine, Pediatrics and Family Medicine as well as Dental, Optometry and a brand new Pharmacy. We also offer many specialty services including Dermatology, Podiatry, Pulmonology, and Cardiology. We currently deliver these services from a beautiful two-building facility in the heart of the neighborhood. You will find our hours as convenient as our location on West Broadway

South End

South End Community Health Center

Background

  • The South End Community Health Center (Health Center) was established in 1969 by Dr. Gerald Hass, a renowned pediatrician, together with Mel Scovell, a retired businessman from the shoe industry, in response to a plea from a group of poor and underserved South End mothers who were seeking quality health care for their children
  • The Health Center was first created as a pediatric center and after a few years started to expand and change according to the needs of the community. Today, it is a full-service health organization with adult and family medicine, pediatrics, dental, eye care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health and WIC services. Our dedicated staff provides high-quality, culturally and linguistically accessible health care, to 20,000 patients. After 44 years, we are widely recognized for our outstanding preventive care aimed at children and families, including a growing number of homeless families

Highlights

  • The South End Community Health Center is a full service health center providing adult and family medicine, pediatrics, OB-GYN, dental, eye care and WIC services to 20,000 patients accounting for nearly 82,000 visits annually
  • SECHC is widely recognized for its outstanding preventive care strategies, especially those aimed at children and families; its cultural and linguistic accessibility (over 60% of the staff are bilingual/bicultural in Spanish/English); It’s deep community roots (53% of the staff is hired from the community, with an 85% Community Board) after 43 years. SECHC is a welcoming resource to all
  • SECHC’s vision and mission is to be our community’s leading choice for primary care; to act as a catalyst for improving community health in the broadest context; and to serve as a model for the delivery of high quality health and social services