637 Washington Street, Dorchester MA Directions (617) 825-9660

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Become a Patient

  • Call our Patient Service Center at 617-825-9660 between 8 am and 7 pm Monday – Friday to speak with one of our representatives about becoming a patient and scheduling your first appointment.
  • We accept all kinds of health insurance. Need insurance? Our insurance enrollment representatives can help you find the best health insurance for you and your family.
  • Don’t forget to check what you should bring to your first appointment.
  • Selecting a Primary Care Doctor/Provider (PCP) is an important step in becoming a part of the Codman Square Health Center family. Our Patient Service Center staff can help you figure out which providers have the most availability.

Please take the time to review the doctors featured in our Provider Directory. Whomever you choose, we want you to feel comfortable asking questions and spending time with your doctor.

Why should you be a patient at Codman Square Health Center?

  • You get exceptional, personal care from a specialized care team.
  • Our convenient services include an extensive list of primary, specialty, and preventive care services.
  • We have a multilingual, culturally diverse staff, many of whom live in the community.
  • Our facility is state-of-the-art with on-site Radiology, Phlebotomy, and Pharmacy services.
  • We offer integrated services, which means that during your primary care appointments you can also speak with a nutritionist, a behavioral health specialist, and others.
  • We are a neighborhood-focused organization — our Board of Directors is made up of local leaders and residents, and all our work looks toward making Dorchester the best urban community in America.

Codman Square Health Center commits to:

  • Offer discounted fees for patients who qualify.
  • Not deny services based on a person’s:
    • Race
    • Color
    • Sex
    • Age
    • National origin
    • Disability
    • Religion
    • Sexual orientation

The first time you visit us at Codman you need to:

  • Know any health conditions you have currently or have had in the past
  • Know any major health conditions that your family (parents, siblings, grandparents) has currently or has had in the past
  • Bring your health insurance card if you have one (you will need this card at every visit)
  • Bring a list of any medications you are taking (or bring the medications themselves)

During your first visit, we will:

  • Help you fill out necessary forms
  • Help you choose a primary care provider
  • Explain how to make appointments and get access to all of the Health Center’s services
  • Make any appointments you need with providers and/or with insurance services

By the end of your visit, you should know:

  • The answers to all of your questions; if not, schedule a follow-up visit, or check with registration to determine who may best answer your questions
  • What your treatment plan is (i.e., medications, referrals, other services, follow-up visits)
  • What medications you will be taking, how to take them, possible side-effects and why you are taking them
  • The date and time of any lab tests or follow-up appointment

If you are ever unable to attend a scheduled appointment:

  • PLEASE CALL 24 hours in advance if you cannot keep your scheduled appointment
  • Your cancellation will allow us to offer that appointment to another sick patient
  • Also, please keep your records updated; tell us about changes in your address or telephone number

Join the 22,000+ people from the Greater Dorchester area who come to Codman for their health care. We welcome new patients to the Codman family.

Call our Patient Service Center 617-825-9660 or just fill out the form below.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Call the Call Center (617) 825-9660 and tell the receptionist you would like to request a referral to a specialist. Leave a number that you can be contacted back at throughout the day. Let them know what type of referral you are requesting. Make sure you have seen your provider within the past year or understand that an appointment may be necessary for the provider to make an assessment prior to initiating the referral.

Yes. You can call the Call Center at (617) 822-8271 and ask to schedule an appointment with Insurance Services.

We provide an Uber for patients who need to go to specialty services at BMC. See our Information Desk to arrange a ride.

Patient statements are issued on a weekly basis for any new patient responsibilities that have been identified within the previous week. For accounts with balances less than $25.00, additional statements are issued every five weeks. For accounts with balances of $25.00 or more, if the patient has not paid the balance by the time the next statement is due, the account is referred to our reminder agency, which then begins a series of letters and calls reminding them that their balance is overdue.  No additional statements are sent out.

Have questions about your bill? Call (617) 822-8257.

Your provider can send an electronic prescription to the pharmacy located on the ground floor of the Health Center. You can pick up your prescription prior to leaving the Health Center. You can also get your prescription called in to an outside pharmacy as long as you bring the phone number with you.

Check with your insurance company to see if your prescriptions are covered by your policy. If they are, you may be restricted to certain pharmacies and you may need to make a co-payment.

We also have a prescription refill phone line you can call for refills: (617) 822-8371.

Visit our Health Insurance page to see a full list of all the Health Insurance Providers we accept.

Codman Square Health Center is an independent facility managed by a community Board of Directors. This allows our community to make the decisions regarding the services we offer.

Our hours of operation may vary between departments, but our standard hours can be found here and at the bottom of your screen.

Yes, there is a public parking lot directly in front of the Health Center and there is also street parking surrounding the Health Center.

The Health Center is located at 637 Washington St., at the intersection of Talbot and Washington Streets in Codman Square, Dorchester. For directions via car or public transit visit here.

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Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Dorchester MA 02124
(617) 825-9660

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