Our History

Community Health Center traces our roots to 1998 when a group of dedicated volunteer physicians, nurses, counselors and lay people joined together to provide free health services to uninsured residents of Cape Cod and the Islands.

Today, we are a non-profit Federally Qualified Health Center, providing access to health care for children, adults and families. We welcome patients with MassHealth, Medicare, Commonwealth Care, new federal plans, private insurance or no insurance at all.

Our programs and services are provided by caring teams of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, nursing and dental staff, mental health counselors, social workers and administrative staff.

In addition to our core services, over the years we have developed special programs to meet unique needs in the community, such as comprehensive diabetes care, primary care for veterans, addiction recovery treatment and referrals for specialty care.

Through all of our growth and change since our founding as the Falmouth Free Clinic, our original mission remains constant: To improve the health of our community through the provision of equitable, patient-centered, high quality, compassionate health care to all, regardless of ability to pay.

Cape Cod is our home and we care deeply about everyone who lives, works or visits our beautiful region. And the care we deliver will always be centered on one thing — the people who count on us and entrust us with their most valuable possession, their health.