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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Address: 19 Tacoma Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
Phone:  (508) 595-1115
Office Hours
    - Monday 7:30 AM - 8:45 PM
    - Tuesday 7:30 AM - 6:45 PM
    - Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:45 PM
    - Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:45 PM
    - Friday 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM
    - Saturday 8:00 AM - 12:15 PM
    - Sunday closed

This clinic operates under a SLIDING SCALE model. This means that it MAY NOT be free depending on your income. You will be required to prove financial need in order to receive free services or services at a reduced cost. In order to get more information on this clinic, click on the icons below. You may be required to join for free in order to access full contact information.

About Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
Sliding Scale

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Centers provide comprehensive health care services in order to meet the needs of our community. This includes:

    Primary Medical Care by board certified staff physicians who carry full hospital admitting privileges in our communities of service.

    Dental Care by dentists and dental hygienists in our health centers and satellite locations.

    Behavioral Health Services in an integrated model alongside our medical services.

    School Based Health Care, including medical care, immunizations, sports medicine, and ongoing treatment for acute and chronic illness.

    Pharmacy, giving access to steeply discounted and sometimes free medications to meet the various needs of our patients.

They serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. Sliding Fee Scale discounts for essential services are offered if you are eligible, depending upon family size and income. You may apply for a sliding fee discount at the front desk where you receive care.

Since this is a sliding fee scale clinic, we have provided the Federal Poverty Guidelines below. Visit the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center website listed above to see what the level is needed for free care.

Federal Poverty Guidelines for 2021
Persons In Family Household Poverty Guideline Salary per year
1 $12,760
2 $17,240
3 $21,720
4 $26,200
5 $30,680
6 $35,160
7 $39,640
8 $44,120

For Households with more than 8 persons, add $4,480 for each additional person.
*Alaska and Hawaii have different rates for HUD federal poverty guidelines.

These numbers above represent 100% of the Federal Poverty Rate. In order to get legal aid from some offices, they use a sliding fee scale. When they use a sliding fee scale, the 100% rate can be different than 100%. In those cases, using for example a 200% federal poverty level, you will only need double the 100% number listed above to 200%.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information for Patients
Contact your healthcare provider by phone before coming to a clinic or hospital if you meet the following criteria:
Symptoms such as fever, cough or shortness of breath, fatigue, headache, muscle or body aches, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose.
Contact with someone with confirmed COVID-19 within 14 days of onset of systems

Mild Covid Symptoms
Low-grade fever (approx 100 degrees Fahrenheit for adults)
Nasal congestion
Runny nose
Mild, dry cough
Mild body aches

Moderate Covid Symptoms
Fever above 100.4 F
Persistent cough
Temporary shortness of breath when you exert yourself
Exhaustion, need to stay in bed

Severe Covid Symptoms
Constant trouble breathing
Persistent chest pain or pressure
Trouble staying awake
Blue lips or face

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