Spectrum Health Services, Inc
Spectrum Health Services, Inc. (SHS) is a nonprofit community health agency whose mission is to provide comprehensive primary care health services, health education and social services to low income Philadelphians. Organized in 1967, during the first seventeen years of its existence, SHS provided family planning services under the banner Better Family Planning, Inc. In 1984, Spectrum Health Services’ Haddington Health Center commenced delivery of primary care health services having received designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The agency’s name was subsequently changed from Better Family Planning to Spectrum Health Services to reflect its new mission.
The mission of Spectrum Health Services Incorporated is to improve the health status of its patients and of the residents living in communities surrounding its delivery sites through an organized, comprehensive program of primary care delivery, health education and health-related social services.