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About Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center

Our mission is to provide personal, quality health care with respect and compassion to our diverse community.

Message from Tom Kieffer, Executive Director

Southern Jamaica Plain Health Center (SJPHC) is 40 and we couldn't be more proud!

Success starts with how well you carry out your core commitments, and for SJPHC, that means providing great primary care services to our patients. Fourteen primary care physicians provide care to patients of all ages from newborn to 100. SJPHC is transforming to a patient-centered medical home that provides care in teams, working more efficiently and providing more benefit to patients.

More than 12,000 patients in Jamaica Plain and surrounding communities make over 50,000 visits each year to the health center. over 50% of our patients are Latino and our bilingual staff provide patients with high quality primary care. As part of BWH and Mass General Brigham, patients benefit from receiving care in a familiar, local setting while being part of a large, integrated network of specialty and hospital care that provides any medical services they might need.

With the opening of the SJPHC Health Promotion Center in 2010, the health center was able to move beyond medical care alone. Doctors and mental health providers can prescribe support groups, yoga classes, or many other activities with a specific focus that will address the patient's health needs.

And we're thinking about the health of the community, working together to address the health equity, social and racial justice, and structures and policies that affect the health of all of us. We have brought together an incredibly talented and dedicated staff and we're ready for what the next 40 years may bring!

Tom Kieffer
Executive Director


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