Our Mission

The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center is to improve the health and well-being of diverse populations in Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional primary care, preventive health services, and social services.

Hours of Operation

Mon -- Thursday
8:00 a.m. -- 8:00 p.m
Friday
8:30 a.m. -- 5:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. -- 1:00 p.m.

Building Healthier Communities Since 1972

Call Us Now

0044 889 555 432

Opening times

Mon - Fri 9.00 - 18.00

For Appointments

Call (617) 296-0061

Opening times

Mon - Thur 8.00 am - 8.00 pm

Fri & Sat Hours

Fri 8.30 am - 5.00 pm -- Sat 9.00 am - 1.00 pm

Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health & Social Services

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

Mental health is an integral part of your total health and wellness. At Mattapan Community Health Center we implement a case management approach to help you get the care that you need.

At MCHC patients benefit from having a highly qualified Behavioral Health Services team on site working side-by-side with primary care providers to set up a supportive services including: prenatal education, domestic violence safety planning, and referrals to community resources and teaching programs.

With our Behavioral Health Services team you can expect comprehensive outpatient behavioral health care that is patient-centered and evidence-based.

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WHAT IS BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INTEGRATION?

A model of care that allows coordinations of physical and behavioral care merged into one service delivery system. Primary care and Behavioral Health providers working together to help address the overall health care needs of our patients.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF AN INTEGRATED MODEL?

Integrating Behavioral and Primary care allows our patients to receive services in one location. Integrating health care benefits our patients, caregivers, and providers by enhancing services, and improving quality of care.

OUR SERVICES

  • Counseling Services +

    Counseling is a professional relationship that empowers diverse individuals, families, couples, and groups to accomplish mental health, wellness, education, recovery, and treatment goals.
  • Psychiatric Evaluation/Medication Management +

    An initial psychiatric evaluation entails a review of the client’s chief complaint, current concerns, history of present illness, psychiatric history, medical history, developmental history, family psychiatric history, and social history. There are other factors that are considered, and medical records are also reviewed. Lab work may also be considered to rule out any organic causes of current symptoms associated with a patient’s mental illness. Medication manage is provided by an on-staff psychiatric nurse specialist to determine whether a medication is indicated for a client who is experiencing difficulties at home, work, school, or in the community. Typical medications addressed through medication management include depression, anxiety, sleep disturbances, mood swings, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, attention And concentration issues (ADD/ADHD), and psychotic illnesses, such as schizophrenia and related disorders.
  • Office Based Addiction (OBAT) Treatment +

    Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) has an Office-Based Addiction Treatment Program (OBAT), that offers help, support, understanding and hope to those in need of recovery from substance use disorder. Care is delivered from a multidisciplinary team that consist of physicians, nurses, and social workers. The OBAT program offers primary care, behavioral health and substance use treatment to patients in Mattapan and in the surrounding community. This integrated health care model helps to promote wellness and recovery from substance use disorders, as we strive to treat the whole person and not just the addiction.
  • Case Management +

    Case management services are also available to our patients to help address basic and concrete needs, advocacy, care coordination and community resources for our diverse patient population.
  • Trauma Recovery Treatment +

    Trauma results from a frightening or scary event, series of events, or set of circumstances experienced by an individual as physically or emotionally harmful or life-threatening with lasting adverse effects on the individual’s functioning and mental, physical, social, emotional, or spiritual well-being. Our trauma clinician is a licensed mental health professional who provides assessments, outreach, and trauma informed psychotherapy services. The experience of trauma can result in feelings of helplessness, isolated and the loss of power and control. The principles of trauma recovery are the restoration of safety and empowerment. Recovery does not necessarily mean complete freedom from post-traumatic affects but generally it is the ability to live in the present without being overwhelmed by the thoughts and feelings of the past. We also work to engage the community following incidences of trauma through attendance in funeral, initiation and engagement in community meetings, and other forms of collaboration within Mattapan Community.

All of these services are offered on site.

On-site education is also offered on a variety of concerns such as depression and anxiety.

Testing/Evaluation can be done for:

  • - Anxiety
  • - Attention deficit hyperactivity
  • - Depression
  • - Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • - Substance use

Referrals can be made to outside supportive agencies close to home for further help, if necessary.

Please call (617) 898 9038 to schedule a new appointment or talk to your doctor.