At Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy CHC), we help people live healthier lives.
Founded in a Worcester housing project as the Great Brook Valley Health Center in 1972, today Kennedy CHC has three medical facilities, four dental sites and six school-based clinics serving residents of Worcester, Framingham, Clinton, Milford, and the surrounding communities of MetroWest and Central Massachusetts. Currently over 28,000 patients of all ages receive care and service through Kennedy CHC’s medical home model of care which provides a comprehensive approach to primary care, urgent care, medical specialties, nutrition counseling, dental, optometry, pharmacy, behavioral health, social services, health education and youth development programs.
Healthcare today isn’t just about treating illness, it is about preventing illness by promoting and maintaining health. We do this by offering our patients a “medical home” where our health care providers and staff work as a team in partnership with patients to achieve excellent health outcomes. It is an approach to total health care.
We strive to deliver high quality primary care services that are accessible, and to be at the forefront of innovative health care practices. We do this by creating and maintaining an enthusiastic, skilled, compassionate workforce that mirrors the community and is dedicated to our mission. The Kennedy CHC understands and respects the cultures of our employees, patients and communities we serve. In addition to striving to be the health care provider of choice, we also strive to be recognized as a great place to work.
We provide services to everyone, regardless of ability to pay. We accept most health insurance plans, including MassHealth (Medicaid) and Medicare; other public programs; and we offer assistance to individuals and families eligible to sign up for health insurance.
At the Kennedy CHC we recognize we cannot meet unlimited demand with limited resources. We regularly assess the needs of our communities and evaluate our capacity to meet those needs. Resource development, philanthropy, and collaboration with community partners are high priorities to maximize our ability to provide the high quality healthcare every community resident deserves.
Vision Statement Our vision is to be a constantly growing, financially sound community health center.
Organizational Values We believe that everyone has a right to accessible, high quality, comprehensive, integrated and compassionate health care.