South End Community Health Center
Since 1969, the South End Community Health Center has been serving families and individuals in Boston’s South End neighborhood with high-quality, culturally and linguistically accessible health care. Originally a pediatric clinic, SECHC has grown to become a full-service institution providing pediatrics, adult medicine, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, mental health, dental, eye care and WIC (Women, Infants and Children) to over 15,000 registered patients who average 65,000 patient visits each year.
SECHC is widely recognized for its outstanding preventive care strategies, especially those aimed at children and families; its cultural and linguistic accessibility (over 60% of the staff are bilingual/bicultural); its deep community roots (53% of the staff is hired from the community, with an 85% Community Board) after 41 years. SECHC is a welcoming resource to all.
SECHC’s vision and mission is to be our community’s leading choice for primary care; to act as a catalyst for improving community health in the broadest context; and to serve as a model for the delivery of high quality health and social services.