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Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center - Medical, Laboratory & Pharmacy, Worcester
Address: 19 Tacoma Street
Worcester, MA - 01605
Phone:  (508) 852-1805



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 - Medical, Laboratory & Pharmacy, Worcester
Sliding Scale

This Health Center is based on Sliding scale fees which are variable prices for products, services, or taxes based on a customer's ability to pay. Such fees are thereby reduced for those who have lower incomes, or alternatively, less money to spare after their personal expenses, regardless of income.

Hours:

Medical Department and Lab: Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (NOTE: On Wednesday, the Medical Department opens at 9:30 a.m.; the lab is open at 8:30 a.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed

Pharmacy
Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday-Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
(NOTE: On the first and third Wednesday of the month, the Pharmacy opens at 9:30 a.m.)
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


Behavioral Health
Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed



Medical CareEdward M. Kennedy Community Health Center utilizes a family practice model of care to provide primary medical care to our patients.  A dedicated interdisciplinary team, comprised of the medical provider, nurse, nutritionist and other specialists, works together with patients to manage their health, injuries, illnesses, and chronic diseases.  The self management model allows patients to be in charge of setting their goals with the support of a professional health care team.  Primary care services include preventive care, routine checkups, immunizations, and management of acute and chronic illnesses.
Our specialized Chronic Disease Program teams focus on the following chronic diseases: asthma, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, depression and HIV/AIDS.  And our providers and certified family planning counselors offer counseling on different birth control methods.  Patients may choose among methods such as oral contraceptive pills, DepoProvera, IUD, diaphragm, male and female condoms, the birth control patch, etc., and can have their prescriptions filled at low cost at our onsite pharmacy.
Urgent care is also available for health center patients who have an injury or illness that requires immediate care but is not serious enough to warrant a visit to a hospital emergency room.
Nutrition counseling is available to all children and adults who receive primary medical care at the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center.  Our nutritionists have expertise in prenatal nutrition, breastfeeding support, pediatric nutrition, eating disorders and weight management, as well as chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and HIV/AIDS.  WIC services are also available on site.
We are pleased to offer a UMass laboratory at our Worcester and Framingham locations.  The lab performs a wide range of testing and services for our patients, including phlebotomy, hematology, chemistry, immunochemistry, serology, and urinalysis





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