Mission: The health center's mission is to provide easily accessible, affordable, appropriate, high-quality, personalized, coordinated primary care, for all who lives and works in east boston and the surrounding communities, without regard to age, income, insurance status, language, culture, or social circumstances
Programs: In fiscal year 2017 the east boston neighborhood health center corp. Continued it's mission to provide easily accessible, personalized, high quality,affordable care that is sensitive to the needs of each individual who lives or works in the east boston community regardless of the ability to pay. The center had 323,281 patient visits during the year ending september 30,2017.
the neighborhood pace program and the long term care pharmacy,continued to provide all inclusive care for the elderly during the year, the organization provided direct care for 6,034 member months for its pace particpantsthe period ending september 30,2017. The long term care pharmacy provided 131,064 prescriptions to members of he pace program in fy2017 as well.
the retail pharmacy provides onsite prescription medication exclusive to health center patients only. Health center patients are able to purchase prescriptions at select cvs, walgreens,and rite aid loactions in the area. During the period ending september 30, 2017, the organization filled 594,950 prescriptions for its patients.
I have been been receiving my health care at the EBHC for many years. As a patient I have always admire and recognize the great effort of the administration and staff in always bringing the service to the patient to the next level. I recently had the opportunity to witness the spirit of service of one of its employees, Ms. Evangelina Alvarez, who works at the WIC program of the EBHC. I was visiting the WIC Dept. last week when I heard a women telling Ms. Alvarez that she had just come to this country and she and her family did not have any clothes. Ms. Alvarez immediately remember that there was a place in the neighborhood where they were collecting used clothes to donate them later on. Ms. Alvarez took the woman there, make sure that she got the clothes that she needed and on top of that she gave her a ryde to her home in Revere as it was going to be almost impossible for this woman to carry all the clothes that she then had. This, I believe is spirit of service and beyond.