Quincy, Mass., — March 28, 2016, — US Senator Elizabeth Warren visited South Cove Community Health Center (SCCHC)’s Quincy clinic on Thursday, March 24. She was very impressed by the quality health case delivered at this facility with relatively low costs. Quincy Mayor Tom Koch, State Rep. Tackey Chan accompanied Senator Warren for the visit.
Senator Warren talks to a pediatrician during the visit.
South Cove Community Health Center was incorporated in 1972 by a group of volunteers in response to the inadequate provision of primary care services for the local residents in Boston Chinatown due to their language and cultural differences.
Today, 43 years later, South Cove runs four clinics and an after-school program in the greater Boston area with over 200 employees, serving approximately 27,000 patients annually.
“I had a terrific visit to the South Cove Community Health Center in Quincy today. I LOVE community health centers. They provide first-rate medical care for everything from preventative services to chronic disease management to behavioral health services – and they do it by keeping healthy people out of hospitals and saving our health care system billions of dollars. We need to make more investments in community health centers like South Cove because community health delivers,” wrote Senator Warren on Facebook.
“Thank you for taking the time to come and support our community and our organizations’ tireless efforts!” commented Nina Liang, Quincy City Councilor at Large.