Mayor Gary Christenson, City Council President Peg Crowe and members of the Malden community participated in a groundbreaking for South Cove Community Health Center as they officially begin the remodeling of their new clinic at 277 Commercial Street, the location of the former Malden Evening News. South Cove Community Health Center has been exploring the possibility of opening a clinic in Malden for some time. Having the third largest Asian population after Boston and Quincy, South Cove aims to offer valuable services to existing patients, as well as reach out to others who will benefit from the accessible and affordable quality healthcare provided by a local community health center.
When complete, the remodeled one-story clinic will have over 14,000 square feet, and will offer 76 parking spaces. It will provide internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology services, pediatrics, optometry services and laboratory care, along with a team of social services staff whose primary job function will be to help patients obtain federal and/or state health coverage. The facility is being designed by Beacon Architectural Associates and construction work has been contracted to Bond Construction. South Cove Community Health Center is aiming for a December 2017 opening.
South Cove Community Health Center is a federally funded community health center with four locations in Boston and Quincy serving over 32,000 patients. Founded in 1972, South Cove Community Health Center is dedicated to improving 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 programs, which are accessible, affordable, as well as linguistically and culturally competent for these populations.
For more information about South Cove Community Health Center, please visit www.scchc.org.
Released by the Office of Mayor Gary Christenson
Photos by City of Malden