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Main Phone:
508-992-6553
Dental:
508-984-7031
Women's Health:
508-342-4400


Adult Urgent Care:
Monday - Friday
7:00 am to 7:00 pm

Saturday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Sunday
8:00 am to 2:00 pm

Pediatric Urgent
Care:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm










Welcome to the
Greater New Bedford Community Health Center!


Click to view our brochure (pdf)

The Greater New Bedford Community Health Center (GNBCHC) has been operating since 1981. We serve over 20% of the population of Greater New Bedford with several medical, dental and ancillary health services, including adult and pediatric primary care, urgent care, dentistry, podiatry, Wellness Connection, WIC, maternal and child health, women's health services, HIV/AIDS primary care, prevention and treatment, medical social work, translation services, benefits counseling, nursing, and specialty clinics. On-site laboratory and radiology services are provided, and a satellite site at the Caroline Street Apartments offers health services for the elderly.

The Health Center’s 2011 expansion initiative significantly increased patient areas in women’s health, geriatrics, infectious diseases, and dental departments. This was made possible by moving administrative offices to a newly built third floor thus freeing up lower floor space for patient care. A street floor entrance from the parking lot to geriatrics allows convenient access for patients with disabilities and decreased mobility. The Health Center has also instituted a program in which patients can park in the Elm Street garage for free making it easier for patients to keep their appointments.

Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the GNBCHC is a member of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the New England Community Health Association, and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

PeterPeter Georgeopoulos, CEO has also served GNBCHC as Executive Vice President and CFO since 1990. Prior to his employment at the GNBCHC, Mr. Georgeopoulos was employed by the Hospital Corporation of America, Memorial Hospital in Pawtucket Rhode Island and Bradley Hospital in Providence. He is a former President of the Hospital Financial Management Association of Rhode Island, and is the recipient of many healthcare awards in the hospital and community health center fields.

BertolodoDaniel Bertoldo is Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center. He is a lifelong resident of New Bedford and has generously served as a Board member for over 20 years. He currently is Supervisor of Social Workers at the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance. He is the recipient of the Pride and Performance Award for developing a program to help people get off welfare

The Health Center employs three full-time translators who speak Spanish, Portuguese, and Creole. Many of our staff members speak other languages such as French, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Vietnamese. Our highly qualified health care staff includes physicians, nurse practitioners, a physician assistant, nurses, and a full support staff consisting of laboratory technicians, radiology technicians, medical assistants, nutritionists, and socials workers.

Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is a member of the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers, the New England Community Health Association, and the National Association of Community Health Centers.

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NEWS & NOTES:

Health Center Offering Free Flu Vaccine on Saturday, August 16

Golfers play to benefit Women’s Health Programs

Dina BenDavid Awarded Doctoral Degree

GNBCHC To Provide Additional Urgent Care Hours


Staff Awards

2013 GNBCHC staff awards photo gallery


Greater New Bedford Community Health Center receives gift of art from Artworks! Art2Heart

GNBCHC celebrates results of Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA) review

Chef George Karousos

Ultrasound Imaging Now Available - click for details


Health Center Welcomes New Practitioners:

Kandra Vincent, ANP

Allyce Sullivan, DMD

Jessica Osuch, FNP


We are pleased to announce an opportunity to join our board!


Click here for details!


Greater Greater New Bedford
Community Health Center
874 Purchase Street
New Bedford, MA 02740
Phone: 508-992-6553
Joint Accredited by the
Joint Commission
since 1999

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and
a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

Section 224(a) of the Public Health Service Act provides liability protection
for the Health Center under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).

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Joint Commission Public Statement

Any individual who has concerns regarding patient care or safety at the Greater New Bedford Community Health Center is encouraged to contact our Patient Advocate at 508-992-6553 extension 145. If concerns in question cannot be resolved at this level, the individual is encouraged, by the organization, to contact the Joint Commission's Office of Quality Monitoring by calling 1-800-994-6610 or by e-mailing complaint@jointcommission.org




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