The Dimock Center, founded on July 1, 1862 as the New England Hospital for Women and Children, was the first hospital in New England opened and operated by women for women, and only the second in the country. Noted prominently for its role in the history of women in medicine, Dimock strives to continue in the innovative spirit of trailblazers like Dr. Marie Zakrzewska, who established the hospital, and Mary Eliza Mahoney, the country’s first black nurse who studied here in 1879.
Recognized nationally as a model for the delivery of comprehensive health and human services in an urban community, The Dimock Center provides over 19,000 people annually with convenient access to high quality, low cost health care and human services that might not otherwise be available to the communities we serve.
Our Health Services programs deliver comprehensive health care for adults and children with specialized clinics, including Women’s Health and OB/GYN, HIV/AIDs, eye care, and dental care.
Our Child and Family Services programs offer quality care, education and support to children and families.
Our Behavioral Health Services programs provide inpatient, residential and outpatient substance use treatment and recovery services for those struggling with mental illness, development disabilities, substance abuse or violence issues. For many individuals and families, participation in our programs and services literally saves lives.
We encourage you to come visit us on campus and let us show you firsthand how your contributions impact the community.