About the Organization
The Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, (GLFHC) is the second largest community health center in Massachusetts, and has been caring for residents of Lawrence and its neighboring communities for more than 30 years. Its presence here ensures that the indigent children and working poor families have access to quality primary health care. GLFHC is the leader in community and primary medicine in Lawrence as evidenced by our patient population of nearly 60,000, who will make more than 250,000 visits to our clinic sites.
GLFHC was established in 1980 to provide primary health care to the growing number of indigent, minority, low-income residents whose only access to care was the hospital emergency room. GLFHCs tremendous growth has mirrored that of the Latino population in Lawrence. As of January, 2016, GLFHC operates four neighborhood clinics in Lawrence, one clinic within Lawrence General Hospital, one located within Holy Family Hospital, two school-based health centers, and the only federally-funded Health Care for the Homeless program in the Merrimack Valley.
GLFHC has been fulfilling its mission to improve and maintain the health of individuals and families in the Merrimack Valley by providing a network of high quality, comprehensive health care services and by training health care professionals who can respond to the needs of a culturally diverse population.
GLFHC was the first Community Health Center to sponsor a residency program. GLFHC started the Lawrence Family Medicine Residency Program almost 20 years ago, further ensuring that physicians are committed to providing culturally competent medical care in underserved communities.