History and Mission
Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our families, friends, and neighbors. Outer Cape Health Services recognizes that we live in a special community where people care about and depend on one another. Quality healthcare for all is a critical part of that caring.
Outer Cape Health Services is Accredited by The Joint Commission.
Our Mission: To provide a full range of primary health care and supportive social services that promote the health and well-being of all who live in or visit the eight outermost towns on Cape Cod.
Founded in 1987 through the merger of Health Associates of Provincetown (established in 1972) and the AIM Medical Center in Wellfleet (established in 1966), Outer Cape Health has a long history of successful growth and expansion in pursuit of this mission. In 1996, Outer Cape Health signed a non-exclusive affiliation agreement with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School.
The Provincetown and Wellfleet health centers offer comprehensive services including:
- Primary care
- Family practice
- Internal medicine
- Senior care
- Women's services
- Teen clinic
- HIV-related services
- Family planning
- Minor surgery
- Nutritional counseling
- In house laboratory services provided by Quest Diagnostics
- Digital Radiology services in the Provincetown Health Center
- Social work
- Dental Services
The Harwich Health Center offers Primary Care, Urgent Care, Social Work and Nutritional Services.
In addition, Outer Cape Health provides extensive outreach and support services through the WIC (Women, Infants, Children) nutrition program and through Healthy Connections, which helps uninsured people with publicly funded health insurance and social services programs.
We are proud of our vital and fulfilling mission to provide capable, compassionate healthcare to those who live in and visit the eight towns of the Lower and Outer Cape. Every year approximately 10,000 people turn to us for care and, regardless of their ability to pay, we meet their primary, preventive and urgent healthcare needs.
Non Discrimination Statement
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all its programs and activities on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status,
familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact the USDA's TARGET Center at 202/720-2600 (voice and TDD).
To file a complaint of discrimination, write to USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).