Healing and caring for the community for over 150 years.

About Us


Recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community, The Dimock Center provides the residents of Boston with convenient access to high quality, low cost health care and human services that might not otherwise be available to the communities we serve. In 2016, Dimock handled over 76,000 visits annually with 17,000 unique patients and clients representing a wide range of socioeconomic and ethnic backgrounds.

The Dimock Center’s Health Care programs deliver comprehensive health maintenance, screening, immunizations, and prevention for adults and children with specialized clinics, including Women’s Health and OB/GYN, HIV/AIDs, eye care, and dental care. Our Child and Family Services programs offer quality care, education, support and training to individuals and families from infancy to adulthood.

Our Behavioral Health program assists those struggling with mental illness, developmental delay, substance abuse or violence issues. For many individuals and families, participation in Dimock’s programs and services literally saves lives.

The Dimock Center, founded on July 1, 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children, was the first hospital in New England opened and operated by women for women, and only the second in the country. Noted prominently for its role in the history of women in medicine, Dimock strives to continue in the innovative spirit of trailblazers like Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, who established the hospital, and Mary Eliza Mahoney, the country’s first black nurse who studied here in 1879.

We encourage you to come visit us on campus and let us show you firsthand how your contributions impact the community.

Our Services

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Health Center Services


Our Health Center is a dynamic, thriving community resource, powered by physicians, nurses, health educators and nurse practitioners who are as caring as they are accomplished. The Health Center at Dimock is an innovator in its approach to comprehensive care. Our services include:


Adult Medicine

  • Mammograms
  • Podiatry
  • Orthopedics
  • HIV Care
  • Daily Urgent Care

Community Care

  • Medical Case Management
  • Peer Advocacy
  • Nurse Medical Management
  • Primary Care
  • HIV Specialty Care
  • Mental Health and Housing Services


  • Routine Exams, x-rays and cleaning
  • Periodontal (gum health) exams and deep cleaning
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Filling of Cavities
  • Sealants
  • Root Canals
  • Complete and Partial Dentures
  • Crowns
  • Pediatric Dental Care

Eye care

  • Routine Eye Exams
  • Eye Disease Treatment
  • Contact Lens Services
  • Urgent Care
  • Eyeglass Dispensary
  • Pediatric Vision Care
  • Glaucoma and Cataract Surgical Consultations

Obstetrics & Gynecology

  • Preventative Care and Screening
  • Centering Pregnancy Prenatal Groups
  • Acute Gynecological Care
  • Family Planning Services (including IUD and implantation insertions)
  • Obstetrical Care
  • Colposcopy
  • LEEP Procedures
  • Mammograms
  • Walk-in Pregnancy Tests
  • Gynecological Surgery at affiliate Beath Israel Deaconess Hospital
  • Surgical Consultations
  • Preoperative and Postoperative Care

Pediatric Services

  • Vision Care
  • Dental Care
  • Health Screening Referall
  • Head Start Services
  • Early Intervention Services
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Acute, Chronic and Pro-Active Services

On Site Pharmacy Services

  • Prescription and OTC Education
  • Chronic Condition Treatment Plans
  • Tobacco Treatment Counseling
  • Medication Reconciliation
  • Adherence counseling
  • Immunizations

We also offer Spanish Translation Services.

Contact Us


55 Dimock St

Roxbury, MA 02119

(617) 442-8800



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