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Clinical Departments at Brookside Community Health Center

Founded in 1970 and licensed by Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), Brookside Community Health Center provides affordable care to patients from Jamaica Plain and throughout the city of Boston in a friendly, patient-centered environment. Our physicians care for over 11,000 patients each year in adult medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, family planning, dentistry and oral surgery, nutrition, and behavioral health and social services.

Under the medical direction of Cynthia So-Armah, MD, MPH, and executive leadership of Margaret (Mimi) Jolliffe, FNP, MPH, our team provides high quality, multidisciplinary health care to members of the Boston community, regardless of their ability to pay. Our staff works in teams of primary care physicians, pediatricians, dentists, RNs, LPNs, medical assistants and practice assistants to provide comprehensive care to the entire family. We collaborate with a wide variety of on-site specialists including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, addiction counselors, community resource specialists, population health managers, community health workers, nutritionists, midwives, an obstetrician-gynecologist, a pulmonologist, a cardiologist, and a nephrologist.

Why Brookside Community Health Center?

  • Our teams focus on the individual in front of us, providing compassionate, high-quality, team-based care to address our patients’ medical, social, emotional and economic needs.
  • Over 50 years of community engagement, partnering with local organizations and residents to improve the health and wellness of our surrounding communities, with a focus on segments of the community that are currently underserved.
  • Bilingual and bicultural staff, in particular for English and Spanish, with translation available for other languages.
  • Teaching site for numerous Boston-area health care professional programs, creating a pipeline of opportunity in particular for individuals underrepresented in healthcare and those committed to social justice and community-based primary care.
  • On-site integrated services across our departments of medical, dental, behavioral health and social services, nutrition/women, infants and children (WIC), and laboratory services.
  • Commitment to high quality accessible care for all patients, with continual investment in innovation to improve the care we deliver.

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