2022 marks Kennedy Community Health’s milestone 50th anniversary in providing comprehensive care to the communities in Central and MetroWest Massachusetts. We’ve come a long way since our inception in Great Brook Valley public housing in 1972, and we look forward to the next half century and beyond of helping people live healthier lives.

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center (Kennedy Community Health) creates healthier lives for the people who live and work in our community. Our staff and clinicians work diligently to address the social determining factors of health that keep people from living a quality life through preventive health care that supports active living, healthy eating, regular oral and eye care, and strong emotional and mental health. We are a valued member of our community, as we:

  • Serve as a clinical arm for community-based health
  • Partner with other organizations to support public health
  • Provide services in a more cost efficient manner than a private group practice or an academic medical system
  • Support hospital system costs by keeping patients healthy
  • Employ a community workforce
  • Buy goods and services locally

Governed by patients and community members, Kennedy Community Health has three medical facilities, two dental sites, two optometry practices and six school-based centers serving residents of Worcester, Framingham, Milford, and the surrounding communities of MetroWest and Central Massachusetts.  Currently close to 30,000 patients of all ages receive care and service through Kennedy Community Health’s family practice model of care, a comprehensive approach to the delivery of quality primary and urgent care, dental care, optometry, pharmacy, behavioral health, substance use treatment and social services, women’s health, HIV/AIDs treatment and services, medical specialties, LGBTQ+ services including a transgender practice, nutrition counseling, laboratory, and health education programs.