Same Day Healthcare Comes to Medically Underserved Bridgeport Neighborhood

Bridgeport, CT - On Thursday, December 8, residents of southwest Bridgeport can cheer at the grand opening of a new community health center right in their own backyard.  Southwest Community Health Center will host a ribbon-cutting celebration to unveil its latest location at 1020 Fairfield Avenue.

With its newest location of care, Southwest Community Health Center will bring high-quality, accessible healthcare to this historically medically underserved community. Area residents will have a brand-new facility offering immediate help for a non-life-threatening illness or injury.

The 10,000 sq ft center will house six Medical Exam Rooms, with radiology services coming soon. The location will be open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am until 4:30 pm and Saturday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Area residents can call 203.332.3565 to schedule appointments.

“Whether patients have a sore throat, a sprain, or a cut that needs stitches, they now have a trusted, local healthcare option they can rely upon. Southwest Community Health Center has been a leader in offering accessible care for all residents of Greater Bridgeport, and this location is part of our ongoing commitment to the community,” said Mollie Melbourne, CEO of Southwest Community Health Center.

Across the country, community health centers are a lifeline for low-income and vulnerable segments of our nation. By delivering affordable health services to underserved populations, especially the uninsured and/or publicly insured, they are advancing health equity for millions of Americans.

Southwest Community Health Center is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible medical, dental and behavioral health services to individuals and families, in the Greater Bridgeport area, especially the uninsured, who reside in the medically underserved Southwest Bridgeport community. With this newest location, the organization will now offer seven location options.

The community is invited to join elected officials, community leaders and medical professionals to celebrate the grand opening on Thursday, December 8 at 12:00 pm. Attendees will enjoy visiting this innovative new center that will provide same day healthcare to the neighborhood it serves.

Submitted by Fairfield, CT

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