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The Heart of Our Community. Ahead of the Curve.Lynn Community Health Center is a non-profit, multicultural, community health center. Located in the heart of our community, we are at the center of a larger solution to the health care crisis that is facing our nation today. We are recognized as a leader in developing new initiatives that result in high-impact, low cost health care.Our mission is to provide comprehensive health care to everyone in our community, regardless of ability to payOur vision is that poor health is never again a barrier to raising a healthy family, pursuing gainful and satisfying employment, or learning in school.At the health center, board-certified physicians lead teams of health professionals that can address most any ambulatory health need or chronic condition. They are joined by highly qualified mental health therapists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, dentists, optometrists, and pharmacists, and other specialists in creating a patient-centered medical home. This is an innovative model designed to respect each patient?s unique needs. Care is coordinated among providers, with special attention paid to medial and behavioral health clinicians, who practice together in the same location. The patient and, when appropriate, his or her family, is considered a central part of the care team and actively participates in decision making.People from all walks of life come through our doors, but our target populations are those who experience the greatest barriers to care: children and their families, the poor, minorities, non-English speaking, teens, and the frail elderly. Over 90% of the health center?s patients live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level, and over 50% are best served in a language other than English.Lynn Community Health Center was established as a small storefront mental health clinic in 1971 in response to an almost complete lack of mental health services in our community. Since then, as the needs of our community have grown and changed, we have evolved to meet them.Today we have more than 400 staff and 85 clinicians who provide primary medical care, dental care, behavioral health, eye care, pharmacy services, and social services to more than 36,000 patients at 12 locations in the City of Lynn MA.We moved to our current location at 269 Union Street in 1993. Between 1994 to 2011, LCHC experienced dramatic growth in the number of total health center patient visits?from 62,000 to 190,000 annually. For the past few years, LCHC has consistently seen over 400 new patients every month. In response to this increase in demand, we recently completed an expansion facility that will enable us to serve an additional 7,000 individuals in our community.