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Community Health Centers Partners

As health care reform takes place in Massachusetts and around the country, more and more patients are being directed to community health centers-recognition that for more than 45 years, these centers in urban and rural areas have improved access to health services, controlled costs and most importantly, provided care of the highest quality.

Beth Israel Deaconess' seven affiliated health centers provide care to 90,000 patients in 14 sites throughout Greater Boston and Cape Cod. Six of the health centers are Section 330 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), and one, Bowdoin Street Health Center, operates under BIDMC's license. The health centers serve diverse racial, ethnic and cultural communities, including many new arrivals to the United States. For approximately 65% of the health center patients, English is not their first language and the health centers' providers and staff are frequently bilingual/bicultural individuals who themselves live in those same neighborhoods and are often émigrés too.

Learn more about the community health centers affiliated with BIDMC:
Bowdoin Street Health Center
The Dimock Center 
Fenway Health
Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center 
Outer Cape Health Services
Sidney Borum Health Center
South Cove Community Health Center