Primary Care

In the wake of the new Presidential administration, and with a Congress that has announced its intention of restricting reproductive healthcare rights, a major area of concern has been what effect the new administration will have on the country’s healthcare. In particular, the sense that reproductive healthcare – especially access to birth control – will be under threat has been of primary concern. In the days immediately after the election, lots of people online were cautioning those in need of birth control to get an intrauterine device (IUD) – a long-lasting form of... More
Whether they are taking a patient’s medical history, recording their vital signs, or performing any number of administrative and clinical tasks, medical assistants (known as MAs) play a vital role in the delivery of care at Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine , our community medical practice located at 809 Locust Street. MAs help set tone for each patient visit – greeting patients, making them feel comfortable, gathering essential information about the person’s history and what brought them to... More
In October we welcomed Nurse Practitioner Becky Altman to our clinical staff at Mazzoni Center Family & Community Medicine at 809 Locust Street. Becky comes to us with several years’ experience focusing on women’s and family health, as well as HIV care, at area clinics including Planned Parenthood. While she’s relatively new to our full-time staff, Becky explains that Mazzoni has long held a place in her heart. “This has been my dream job forever, since I was a student and did rotations here,” she says. As for what... More
Every Wednesday evening from 5 to 7 p.m., our Adolescent Drop-In program offers young people (ages 14 to 24) walk-in access to medical care and social services at our family practice, located at 1348 Bainbridge Street. Drop-in hours are 5:00-7:00. Please arrive by 4:15 to check in. Please note that drop-in services are provided on a first-come, first-served basis Our drop-in team consists of clinicians, case managers, and medical assistants. We provide direct referrals for legal services, housing, and food bank. We provide free services for patients without health insurance, and we can start... More
As a newer member of the team at Mazzoni Center Family and Community Medicine, I’m frequently scheduled to see new patients. In many ways this provides me with a unique vantage into the populations we serve. I am consistently struck by the high number of patients, especially women, who tell me they haven’t seen a health care provider in many years, or they have delayed necessary medical care due to inconsistent insurance coverage or negative experiences with the health care system. Given what I know about the mainstream health care system, I suppose I shouldn’t be surprised... More