Community Health Connections (CHC) is a multi-site, non-profit health care center offering walk in urgent care, primary family medical and pediatric care, preventative and restorative dental care, oral surgery, behavioral and mental health services for children and adults, substance use disorder treatment, specialty services including optometry eye care, optical shop, acupuncture, nutrition consultations and podiatry. CHC is mission-driven, providing compassionate, high quality health care regardless of income or health insurance status. CHC serves all – insured, underinsured and uninsured, low income, publicly housed and homeless populations.

Our vision is to be the leading health care center, committed to health equity and building a healthier tomorrow together within our diverse communities. CHC is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion. At CHC, we strive for a workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental disability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.

CHC was founded in 2002 and has decades of experience as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). CHC has five locations within Fitchburg, Gardner and Leominster and serves 36 communities in North Central Massachusetts. All CHC health centers are located along the Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (MART) bus line. 

Our Impact in 2023





Homeless and publicly housed patients served



Children and
adolescents served



In-person and
telehealth visits

Serving 36 communities in North Central Massachusetts.

Our vision is to be the leading healthcare center, committed to eliminating barriers to care and building a healthier tomorrow for the communities we serve.

Community Health Connections receives HHS funding and has federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.