The South End Community Health Center is a community governed non-profit, comprehensive health care organization for all residents of the South End and the surrounding communities. We are committed to providing the highest quality, culturally and linguistically sensitive, coordinated health care and social services to every patient, regardless of their ability to pay.
The South End Community Health Center (Health Center) was established in 1969 by Dr. Gerald Hass, a renowned pediatrician, together with Mel Scovell, a retired business man from the shoe industry, in response to a plea from a group of poor and underserved South End mothers who were seeking quality health care for their children. The Health Center was first created as a pediatric center and after a few years started to expand and change according to the needs of the community. Today, it is a full-service health organization with adult/family medicine, pediatrics, dental, eye care, obstetrics and gynecology, behavioral health and WIC services. Our dedicated staff provides high-quality, culturally and linguistically accessible health care, to nearly 15,000 active patients. After 44 years, we are widely recognized for our outstanding preventive care aimed at children and families, including a growing number of homeless families.
In 2011, the Health Center elaborated on an already established partnership with Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program by becoming the only partnered health center to go directly into shelters and motels to make sure the homeless population is getting the medical care they need and deserve.