Are you ready to celebrate with us?

National Health Center Week (NHCW) is a week-long celebration of recognizing not only our health center, but the remarkable journey of health centers across the nation who deliver high quality, cost effective, accessible care to underserved populations. This year's theme is
"Celebrate America's Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities.”

Without our amazing innovators and providers, Caring Health Center would not be able to make the strides it does for the medically vulnerable and underserved communities throughout Springfield.

Happy National Health center week

Did you know…
fifty years ago, there were only
TWO health centers in the U.S.?

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Dr. H. Jack Geiger and Dr. Count D. Gibson Jr. pioneered the founding of the first two health centers in the nation at Columbia Point, Dorchester MA, and Mound Bayou, Mississippi. To learn more about the history of health centers, click here.

           our story

serves  5,000  patients  at

1  site thanks to

20  staff members




Caring Health Center

serves  28,000  patients at

5  sites thanks to

252  staff members

health centers across the country


serve 24 million + patients at

9,000  sites thanks to

180,000  staff members


Caring Health Center formerly known as
Springfield Southwest Community Health Center
opened it's doors


The first US health centers opened their doors

Local, state, and federal support have made health center success and growth possible.

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Due to the increased need and opportunities it provides, today there are over 180,000 health center staff serving over 24 million Americans at more than 9,000 delivery sites
in all 50 states.

We hope you enjoy this very special throwback.


Since 1995, Caring Health Center has been providing consistent quality care to people in the community regardless of insurance, ability to pay, language and cultural barriers. For over 20 years
we have treated thousands of patients and expanded sites and services throughout Pioneer Valley.
Today, CHC serves over 20,000 patients ranging from newborns to the elderly in 34 languages.

This week is the perfect opportunity to give recognition and thanks to the providers and staff that made a positive impact in your life. Like our Facebook page here and use #NHCW17 to tell us who’s made a difference!

Don't forget!  Caring Health Center will participate with events including:


10:00 - 11:30 a.m. at 1049 Main Street

Come for a tour of CHC to see firsthand all the good work our teams are doing to care for the community. Enjoy light snacks and refreshments while meeting our staff, taking a tour of the facility, and even get insurance enrollment assistance if needed. State Representative Carlos Gonzalez will present the Distinguished Community Health Hero Award to a deserving team member at Caring Health Center.

 Elected officials day registration, CLICK HERE

MyCARE DAY • Thursday, Aug 17
Time varies at 1049 Main Street

Taking care of yourself can be easy! Discover new ways to live healthier with a day of fun activities. Workshops focus on cooking, exercise, nutrition, fitness and stress management – to name a few. Free entertainment, games and prizes will be provided.


     MyCare Day Registration, Click Here.

Participation in sessions is FREE, but registration is recommended. Walk-in participants will be accommodated as space allows.

As a community health center, Caring Health Center provides primary medical care for everyone, regardless of age, gender or ability to pay. Services include primary medical care, preventive dental care, behavioral health services, treatment for substance abuse and chronic disease management.

To learn more about National Health Center Week and the listing of nationwide events, please visit

Celebrating America’s Health Centers: The Key to Healthier Communities

August 13 - 19 National Health Center Week August 13 - 19