About Dimock

With a mission to heal and uplift individuals and families, we endeavor to redefine the model of a healthy community by creating equitable access to comprehensive health care and education

About Dimock


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.

With the goal of breaking down barriers to care, The Dimock Center is meeting the complex health and wellness needs of all members of our community, right where they live.

We provide over 19,000 people annually with care for the whole person through high-quality, low-cost health care and human services.

Our Health Center offers a range of primary and specialty health care for adults and children with specialized clinics, Eye Care, Dental, Pediatrics, OB/GYN, and specialized care for those living with HIV/AIDs.

Our Child and Family Services programs offer quality care, education and support to young children and their families.

Our Behavioral Health Services programs provide residential and outpatient treatment for those struggling with mental illness, developmental disabilities, or substance use disorders. For many individuals, our programs literally save lives.

Visit us on our nine-acre Roxbury campus and let us show you firsthand how your contributions impact the community.

Patient Info

Accepted Insurance/Inability to Pay

For over 160 years, The Dimock Center has worked to provide quality health care and human services at affordable costs to the communities we serve. As a Federally-Qualified Community Health Center (FQHC), The Dimock Center must serve all patients regardless of their inability to pay.

If you do not have health insurance coverage, you may be eligible for a sliding fee discount for essential services depending upon family size and income. If you have any questions regarding the Sliding Fee Discount Program, please feel free to call us at 617-442-8800 ext. 1094.