About the Organization
The mission of the Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center is to Help People Live Healthier Lives. We believe that everyone has a right to accessible,
high quality, comprehensive, integrated and compassionate health care. As a community health center, Kennedy CHC has always provided comprehensive care to its patients, who are at disparate risk for poor health outcomes. Founded in
Worcester in 1972, today Kennedy CHC is a National Committee on Quality Assurance (NCQA) Certified, Level III Patient-Centered Medical Home, accredited by the Joint Commission. We have three medical facilities, three dental sites and six school-based clinics.
Located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA; Score 18) and in one of the largest resettlement areas in New England, Kennedy CHC serves over 28,000 patients who speak 83 different languages.
EMKCHC is an approved NHSC (Scholar and Loan Repayment) site and has a successful history of sponsoring J-1 waivers and has an H-1B visa cap exemption.
About the Community
Kennedy CHCs home base and flagship medical facility is located in Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England, with two other medical
sites within the greater Boston MetroWest area: Framingham and Milford.
These regions are medically, educationally and culturally enriched environments within an hour or less drive to Boston, MA, Providence, RI, and Hartford, CT, as
well as the mountains of New Hampshire and the beaches of Cape Cod. In addition, skiing, mountain biking, snowboarding, and rock climbing are all within 30 minutes.