South Cove Community Health Center was incorporated in 1972 by a group of volunteers in response to the inadequate provision of primary care services for the local residents in Boston Chinatown due to their language and cultural differences.
Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of all medically underserved in Massachusetts, with a special focus on Asian Americans. This mission is accomplished by providing high quality, community-based health care and health promotion programs which are accessible, affordable, as well as linguistically and culturally competent for these populations.
To the year 2019, more than 46 years later, South Cove has five sites located in the greater Boston area with about 230 employees including 35 licensed physicians, serving approximately 25,000 patients annually. The number of visits per year is about one hundred and fifty thousand people. Due to recent changes in immigration policies and a larger patient base, the annual growth rate is estimated to be 3%. we are now the largest Asian community health center in Massachusetts.