Charles River Community Health
564 Main Street, Waltham, MA
About Charles River
Formerly Joseph M. Smith Community Health Center, Charles River Community Health provides outpatient health services for underserved people
in the Allston/Brighton and Waltham communities. Charles River Community Health is part of BIDMC’s Community Care Alliance community health center group.
About Community Care Alliance, LLC
In 1997, Community Care Alliance, LLC, formed a partnership among the community health centers affiliated with BIDMC.
CCA health centers provide care to 90,000 patients at multiple sites throughout Greater Boston and Cape Cod. The health centers serve diverse racial, ethnic and cultural communities, including many new arrivals to the United States. For approximately 65 percent of these patients, English is not their first language and the health centers' providers and staff are frequently bilingual/bicultural individuals who often live in the same neighborhoods as the patients they care for.