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Family Health Center of Worcester

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Please note this is our residency site..patients please contact 508-860-7800 for appointments. To view the official website for the Family Health Center of Worcester, click here

Train at a Federally Qualified Community Health Center that cares for a diverse, urban-underserved population!  And...announcing our new Primary Care Psychiatry Fellowship! And learn more about our Community-Based HIV and Viral Hepatitis Fellowship and Global Health Fellowship!

Who We Are
The Family Health Center of Worcester (FHCW),also known as Queen Street, is a federally-qualified community health center serving a diverse population of patients impacted by poverty and structural oppression. For nearly 50 years, we have been providing primary and specialty care, as well as numerous social services, to residents of Worcester’s inner city regardless of their identity or financial situation. Our patients speak more than 60 languages and come from all over the world, making us the medical home of tens of thousands of immigrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. We also serve large portions of the city’s Black, Latinx, Native American, AAPI, and LGBTQ+ communities, as well as those who are living with HIV, are unhoused, or are struggling with substance use disorders. We are a health center committed to social equity and justice through direct service provision and community advocacy and partnership. 

Access to the Experts
FHCW residents are trained by a highly-skilled and academically-accomplished faculty group. Members of our faculty have masters- and fellowship-level training in Obstetrics, Reproductive Justice, Public Health, Sports Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Global and Refugee Health, HIV and Viral Hepatitis Care, Gender Affirmation, Adolescent Medicine, Geriatrics, Primary Care Psychiatry, Criminal Justice and Correctional Health, Behavioral Science, and Medical Education. We run school-based health centers in several of Worcester’s public schools and our own ADHD clinic. We use the Centering Pregnancy model for prenatal group visits and also host group visits for chronic conditions like diabetes. Our residents have on site access to behavioral health specialists, consultant psychiatrists, sports medicine family physicians, and academic pharmacists. Residents with particular clinical and research interests can choose a mentor from a variety of accomplished and experienced faculty and can develop projects that are presented locally and nationally.

We also offer residents the opportunity to learn primary HIV care by being the lead physician for a small panel of HIV patients. Supported by an in-house Family Medicine HIV specialist and a Ryan White CARE Act multidisciplinary HIV team, residents learn both through didactics and direct patient care experience to deliver excellent, culturally competent care to our overwhelmingly minority and traditionally underserved population. They become comfortable evaluating acute and chronic illnesses in HIV patients and develop familiarity with HIV antiretrovirals and treatments for opportunistic infections. Residents also learn preventative medicine, harm reduction, and chronic disease management in the setting of HIV infection.  

                          Fartun Ahmed, medical assistant at Family Health Center of Worcester. 
Photo by An-Hoa Giang, MD, for the Workers of Worcester project. Read Fartun’s story here.