Our Mission

The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center is to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations in Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional primary care, preventive health services, and social services.

Hours of Operation

Mon -- Thursday
8:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m
Friday
8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.

Building Healthier Communities Since 1972

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0044 889 555 432

Opening times

Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00
Community Notice: Mattapan Community Health Center Thanks All Generous Donors, Sponsors, and Supporters and All Invaluable MCHC Staff and Volunteers for Contributing to another Successful Year of Health Care Revival, now in its 22nd Year - Please follow this link for more information.

For Appointments

Call (617) 296-0061

Opening times

Mon - Thur 8.00 - 8.00

Fri & Sat Hours

Fri 8.30 - 5.00 -- Sat 9.00 - 1.00

Family Health Services

Family Medicine provides care for patients of all ages, including routine physical exams, preventive care, pregnancy & newborn care, screening, immunizations, chronic disease care, and much more. Walk-ins are always welcome. We are a patient-centered health center.

Family Dental Services

Good oral health is an import-
ant part of overall health. At MCHC, we know how to take care of the oral health needs of your entire family, from children to adults. Our dental clinic offers a wide range of services basic and preventive dental work to root canals and crowns/bridges.

Behavioral Health Services

MCHC features an on-site BH Team. Our highly qualified staff work side-by-side with your primary care providers to set up supp ortive services, from food and housing resources to intensive therapy services. The BH and Social Services department offers a range of services to the community.

Family & Community
Health Services

MCHC features an on-site BH Team. Our BH Team works with your primary care providers to set up supportive services, from food and housing resources to intensive therapy services. The BH and Social Services department offers a range of services to the community.

Who We Are

The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) is to improve the health and thereby help enhance the quality of life for diverse residents of Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional primary care and preventive health and social services.

Families and individuals in and around Boston have turned to the Mattapan Community Health Center for a wide array of healthcare services. Mattapan Community Health Center is a comprehensive health delivery organization that

About Us
services individuals from Mattapan and its surrounding areas of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Hyde Park, as well as adjacent Boston suburbs like Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton. It is the only community health center in Mattapan and Hyde Park. Established in 1972 as the Avenue Neighborhood Health Center; it was incorporated in 1974 with its current name. Mattapan Community Health Center was independently licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and still remains so today. Its Board members represent communities served by the Health Center. The Senior Executive Team and the MCHC staff are diverse, dedicated, experienced professionals.

MCHC's MyChart Patient Portal

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Welcome to MyChart Patient Portal. Here you have secure access to your health information. You can access your lab records, medications, and immunizations.

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You can also schedule appointments, message with your doctor, and request prescription refills and referrals. MyChart is password protected to protect your privacy. To sign up come to the health center or email mychart@matchc.org

Shade You can reduce your risk of skin damage and skin cancer by seeking shade under an umbrella, tree, or other shelters before you need relief from the sun. Your best bet to protect your skin is to use sunscreen or wear protective clothing when you’re outside—even when you’re in the shade. Clothing When possible, long-sleeved shirts and long pants and skirts can provide protection from UV rays. Clothes made from tightly woven fabric offer the best protection. A wet T-shirt offers much less UV protection than a dry one, and darker colors may offer more protection than lighter colors. Some clothing certified under international standards comes with information on its ultraviolet protection factor. If wearing this type of clothing isn’t practical, at least try to wear a T-shirt or a beach cover-up. Keep in mind that a typical T-shirt has an SPF rating lower than 15, so use other types of protection as well.

Hat

For the most protection, wear a hat with a brim all the way around that shades your face, ears, and the back of your neck. A tightly woven fabric, such as canvas, works best to protect your skin from UV rays. Avoid straw hats with holes that let sunlight through. A darker hat may offer more UV protection. If you wear a baseball cap, you should also protect your ears and the back of your neck by wearing clothing that covers those areas, using sunscreen with at least SPF 15, or by staying in the shade.

Sunglasses

Sunglasses protect your eyes from UV rays and reduce the risk of cataracts. They also protect the tender skin around your eyes from sun exposure. Sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays offer the best protection. Most sunglasses sold in the United States, regardless of cost, meet this standard. Wrap-around sunglasses work best because they block UV rays from sneaking in from the side.

Sunscreen

Put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15 before you go outside, even on slightly cloudy or cool days. Don’t forget to put a thick layer on all parts of the exposed skin. Get help for hard-to-reach places like your back. And remember, sunscreen works best when combined with other options to prevent UV damage.

How sunscreen works. Most sun protection products work by absorbing, reflecting, or scattering sunlight. They contain chemicals that interact with the skin to protect it from UV rays. All products do not have the same ingredients; if your skin reacts badly to one product, try another one or call a doctor. SPF. Sunscreens are assigned a sun protection factor (SPF) number that rates their effectiveness in blocking UV rays. Higher numbers indicate more protection. You should use a broad spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 15.

Reapplication Sunscreen wears off. Put it on again if you stay out in the sun for more than two hours and after swimming, sweating, or toweling off. Expiration date. Check the sunscreen’s expiration date. Sunscreen without an expiration date has a shelf life of no more than three years, but its shelf life is shorter if it has been exposed to high temperatures. Cosmetics. Some makeup and lip balms contain some of the same chemicals used in sunscreens. If they do not have at least SPF 15, don't use them by themselves.