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Southwest Community Health Center, Inc.

361 Bird Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
phone 203.330.6000
fax 203.576.8444
President/Chief Executive Office - Katherine S. Yacavone

Called the "Miracle on Bird Street" when it was established in 1976, Southwest Community Health Center has grown to multiple sites providing comprehensive health care services. The primary site at 361 Bird Street is located adjacent to the P.T. Barnum Public Housing Complex; Marina Village is convenient to the cityís largest public housing complex; and Clinton Avenue is located in a neighborhood of Victorian homes, many of which are now professional offices.

Affiliated with Bridgeport Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital and St. Vincentís Medical Center, Southwest Community Health Center is a nurse practitioner and nursing school clinical training site for area universities. With a staff of physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, dental hygienists, social workers and certified drug/alcohol counselors, Southwest provides comprehensive adult medicine, ob-gyn, pediatrics, adolescent medicine, dentistry and mental health services.

Southwest Community Health Center serves over 12,000 medical patients, more than 3,000 dental patients, and provides more than 8,000 behavioral health visits annually. The population served by the Center, based on the total Bridgeport population, is approximately 43% Black or African American, 42% Hispanic or Latino, 15% White, Asian, other.

Special programs at Southwest Community Health Center include comprehensive care to pediatric and adult patients with HIV/AIDS; the Michele Project, a pioneer program for early detection of major cancers; Project Connect to screen for victims of domestic violence; a prescription medications voucher program in conjunction with Pfizer Pharmaceuticals; and comprehensive outpatient services for substance abuse issues.

Satellite sites:

  • Marina Village
  • Clinton Avenue
  • Homeless Health Care (14 shelters)
  • Fairfiled Avenue

Accredited by the
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations.



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