Welcome to Harbor Health Services, Inc.
Harbor Health Services, Inc.is a nonprofit, public health agency committed to providing quality, comprehensive health care in urban Boston neighborhoods, the South Shore and Cape Cod communities. We provide a wide network of healthcare services to meet the needs of our patients. Harbor Health owns and operates four community health centers: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, Harbor Community Health Center-Hyannis, Harbor Community Health Center-Plymouth and Neponset Health Center. These health centers are Health Center Program grantees under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). In addition, Harbor Health administers the Elder Service Plan, a program providing care to frail elders in their place of residence, the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program of Dorchester South and the Ellen Jones Community Dental Center.
Combined, Harbor Health’s community health centers are the Medical Home for more than 26,000 patients and the “family dentist” to an additional 10,000 patients. The Elder Service Plan cares for more than 300 members and Women Infant Children Nutrition Program serves more than 3000 women and their children.
50th Anniversary of Geiger Gibson Community Health Center #CHC50
The first health center in the nation will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in December 2015! Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, formerly Columbia Point Health Center, was founded in Dorchester by Dr. Jack Geiger and Dr. Count Gibson. Located on the Columbia Point peninsula, the health center was created to offer medical and dental services for the underserved community living on the isolated strip of land, specifically in the Columbia Point housing projects.
Today, Columbia Point is home to the John F. Kennedy Library, the UMass Boston campus, two apartment/condo communities, a hotel and the newly established, Edward M. Kennedy Institute. Register for our e-mail newsletter on the right-side of the screen for updates and info about our 50th Anniversary!
Harbor CEO Honored with 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Founder Award
An announcement from Larry Feeney, Harbor Health Services, Inc. Board of Directors Chair:
“It gives me great pleasure to announce that Dan Driscoll will receive the Massachusetts League of Community Health Centers’ 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Founder Award. The League established this most prestigious award in 2010 in reverence to the late United States Senator who, over the course of his distinguished career, was recognized as the nation’s chief advocate and supporter of community health centers. The League presents this award annually in honor of the achievements made by dedicated consumers, administrators, clinicians and leaders who continue to protect and promote health care access as a right for all rather than a privilege for a few.
In bestowing the award on Dan, the League has clearly recognized an individual who has rendered outstanding service to the community health center network. It is no coincidence that Harbor Health Services, Inc. manages Geiger-Gibson Health Center, the first in the nation, which, under Dan’s leadership, carries on the mission envisioned by its founder, Dr. H. Jack Geiger.”
When Can I Enroll in Health Insurance?
- The Open Enrollment Period for coverage starting in 2015 is November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015.
- You can enroll in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) any time of year.
- You may be eligible to apply with a Special Enrollment Period. See if you qualify.
- Our community health centers in Boston, Plymouth and Hyannis offer free financial counseling and enrollment assistance. Call or visit one of our locations and ask to speak with one of our Certified Application Counselors. Together, we can find an affordable insurance option for you and your family! Also, Visit our Health Insurance Marketplace page for helpful resources!