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Charter Oak Health Center

President & CEO – Alfreda Turner


Charter Oak Health Care was established in 1978 and began offering health care services in 1979. Founded by community residents and leaders, Charter Oak serves patients from throughout southern Hartford and surrounding neighborhoods.

Charter Oak physicians hold appointments as Assistant Professors of Clinical Medicine at University of Connecticut School of Medicine, and have staff privileges at Hartford Hospital. The Center provides comprehensive primary medical, dental and behavioral health services to people in all life cycles. The patient population is diverse: 20% Black, 5% White; 59% Hispanic; and 16% unreported/unknown.

Charter Oak serves more than 8,700 people from the greater Hartford area. Providing “one-stop-shopping” in a culturally appropriate and sensitive atmosphere, Charter Oak is committed to financially and physically accessible health care for both young and old alike.

Among the special services offered by Charter Oak are: elderly health services, health care for homeless individuals, and school-based health care. The Center is also a clinical training site for medical, nursing, nurse practitioner, dental hygiene, dental assisting and medical assisting students. On staff are physicians, family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists and psychologists.

New Satellite site:



Charter Oak Health Center is accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.

Satellite sites:

  • Albert I. Prince Regional Vocational Technical School

  • San Juan Golden Age Elderly
  • St. Elizabeth House
  • La Casa Elderly
  • McKinney Shelter
  • Underwood (Elderly)
  • Open Hearth
  • Bacon Congregate (Elderly)
  • Immaculate Conception Shelter
  • Fox Manor (Elderly)
  • Loaves and Fishes


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