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About Us

Harbor Health Services Inc. is a non-profit public health agency with a mission to help individuals achieve their full potential through access to local, affordable services that promote health. Harbor provides medical, behavioral health, dental, and support services to more than 34,000 patients in Boston, the South Shore, and Cape Cod.

Learn more about Harbor’s history

Harbor Health operates five community health centers:

Our 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 operates two Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly, a program that allows frail elders to live in their homes and communities, as well as the Dorchester South/South Boston Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program.

Our Elder Service Plan has two medical and day centers in Mattapan and Brockton and cares for more than 450 participants.  Our WIC program provides services at Harbor’s Dorchester locations, as well as at other community health center and mobile locations.  WIC serves more than 3,000 women and their children each year.

Our Accreditation

FTCA Designation

Harbor Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is a ‘‘deemed” facility under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). The FTCA provides medical malpractice coverage to all deemed facilities and its staff.

The Joint Commission

Accredited by the Joint Commission for providing quality patient care since 2003.

The Joint Commission National Quality Approval Accreditation

Patient-Centered Medical Home

Harbor Health received MA Health Policy Commission Patient Centered Medical Home PRIME certification for behavioral health integration in February 2017.

Health Policy Commission Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification, 2017

Harbor Health has been a recognized NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home since 2011.

National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Recognized Practice

The Community of Community Health Centers

Federally Qualified Health Center

HRSA Health Center Program

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National Health Service Corps

Harbor Health is a National Health Service Corps site.

National Health Service Corporation Accreditation