About South Boston Community Health Center

The South Boston Community Health Center is a full-service health care facility that has been serving the South Boston community since 1972.

With a staff of over 150, the Health Center provides over 70,000 service visits a year to almost half of South Boston’s population. We currently provide these services from a two building, modern facility in the heart of the neighborhood and a satellite site in South Boston's emerging Seaport district.

The South Boston Community Health Center is a private, 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, governed by a community-based board of directors. The mission of the Health Center is to provide health care to the entire community while ensuring care to those most in need. Our governing principle is "all who seek care are welcome here."

Our services include Adult Medicine, Family Medicine, Pediatrics, Behavioral Health, Dental, Eye, Radiology, Mammography, Pharmacy and specialty services that include Podiatry, Dermatology, Gastroenterology, Cardiology, Pulmonology, OB/GYN and Sports Medicine.

The Health Center is associated with the best hospitals in the world, with Boston Medical Center being our primary affiliation. We are also affiliated with Mass General Brigham (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital) and Tufts Medical Center.


Mission & Values

Our mission is to provide accessible, high-quality care to all patients, regardless of status and ability to pay.

The South Boston Community Health Center seeks to meet the health care needs of our community by delivering consistently high-quality care - with a special emphasis on Primary and Preventive care. We seek to be a leader within the community on health issues, both listening and teaching with respect, compassion and clinical expertise and will always be particularly mindful of the most vulnerable population.


South Boston Community Health Center is recognized by NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The NCQA Patient-Centered Medical Home standards emphasize the use of systematic, patient-centered, coordinated care that supports access, communication and patient involvement.

In addition, we are recognized by NCQA as a Patient-Centered Medical Home with Distinction in Behavioral Health. Primary care practices that earn NCQA's Distinction in Behavioral Health Integration have put the right resources, evidence-based protocols, standardized tools and quality measures in place to support the broad needs of patients with behavioral health conditions.

We are also covered by FTCA, are regularly surveyed by the Joint Commission, and are deemed a federal Public Health Service employee.

Updated 4/18/2024.



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What You're Saying

“I feel that it is a well-oiled machine, with Dr. Brout at South Boston. I just can't say enough good things! They know why I am there without a computer, since everybody knows what is going on with me, all staff. Everybody is on the same page, for a level of healthcare I had never experienced.”
Family Medicine/Dr Brout
Family Medicine Patient 2022
“I like the doctors my son has. They listen, are very understanding, and seem like they care. I just like how they are with my son.”
BH Parent
Parent of Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like the attentiveness and feeling heard. I appreciate the fact that providers always make me feel involved in decisions.”
Behavioral Health
Behavioral Health Patient 2022
“I like that the service is more personalized because you know the people, and that is very important.”
Dental Patient 2022
“I liked that they were attentive and fast. They gave me the support I needed and were empathetic and organized. I went to a lot of departments, and all of the staff was this way.”
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Family Medicine Patient 2022
“The staff in the lab, Verinta or "V," is amazing. My son was literally giddy with delight at her joking and playfulness. He was actually so happy with her, he didn't react to the blood draw, but then cried outside a tiny bit with a delayed reaction like "hey, wait, that hurt." She is an absolutely phenomenal addition to the phlebotomy team! Overall, a great experience.”
May 2019
Parent of a Pediatric Patient
“Dr. Kane always asks me if I understand everything and whether or not I need further clarification... I really appreciate him explaining everything so in depth.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“There’s an emphasis on education here. Dr. Chiakpo and Marianna (a nurse in training) provided a lot of background concerning my issue and even brought in diagrams, which I greatly appreciated, since I’m a visual learner. They both gave me space to ask questions on everything. I really appreciated the time they spent with me.”
Family Medicine Patient 2018
“I truly enjoyed the sweetness of Dr. Biffi. She was very detailed in her explanations, and thoroughly checked and re-checked everything. She really impressed me.The assistant was also very good, dedicated, and professional.”
Eye Care Patient 2018
“My ride was late, but Dr. Green waited an hour for me. When I got there, she took me right in, so that was very nice. She gave me a prescription; she actually brought the prescription all the way outside to give it to me, since I had forgotten it. She is excellent! Everyone is very nice and very understanding. I really liked the center; everyone was very cordial to me.””
Adult Medicine Patient 2018