OCHS now cares for nearly 18,000 patients annually, and no one is denied access to services due to an inability to pay.
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.
The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Acts (FSHCAA) of 1992 extend Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) protections to eligible Federally Qualified Health Centers receiving funding through a Health Resources and Services Administration 330 Program grant. FTCA extends medical malpractice coverage to eligible deemed health centers. As a FTCA deemed facility, Outer Cape Health Services has Federal Public Health Service deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.