New health center opens at PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar

PHMC Health Center on Cedar, staffed by Penn Medicine clinicians, offers comprehensive primary and behavioral health care for residents in the West and Southwest Philadelphia community.

Public Health Management Corporation(PHMC), a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities, has opened the PHMC Health Center on Cedar, a federally qualified health center (FQHC) located inside the PHMC Public Health Campus on Cedar at 54th Street and Cedar Avenue in West Philadelphia. The Health Center, which is staffed by clinicians from Penn Medicine’s Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, provides community members with access to high-quality, integrated, patient-centered health care in collaboration with Penn Medicine.

A doctor with a stethoscope checks a patient’s back heartbeat.

The PHMC Health Center on Cedar is a federally funded health care clinic offering primary and preventive care, behavioral health services, prenatal and postnatal care, substance use disorder treatment, chronic disease management and social services assistance. The Center is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., via walk-ins and in-person or telehealth appointments. The Center accepts most insurance plans and offers a sliding fee scale, with all patients treated regardless of their ability to pay.

This new Health Center—which provides care across the lifespan and has thus far served patients ranging in age from six months to 96 years old—offers an important complement to the broad continuum of public health services and programming for the Cedar campus. In addition to the new Health Center, the PHMC Public Health Center on Cedar includes an emergency department and onsite inpatient and hospital-based behavioral health services as a remote location for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), known as HUP-Cedar Avenue.

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