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Our mission is to provide a full range of healthcare and supportive social services that promote the health and well-being of all who live in or visit the ten outermost towns of Cape Cod.

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.

Outer Cape Health Services, Inc. (OCHS) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and is governed by a Board of Directors representative of its community. All board members live on Cape Cod and the majority are OCHS patients. 

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.

Affiliations

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center logo above Harvard University logo - Harvard Medical School Teaching Hospital Cape Cod Healthcare logo Gold seal with lettering stating 'The Joint Commission National Quality Approval' United States Department of Agriculture logo

Outer Cape Health Services is proud to be a Cape and Islands United Way funded partner.

Cape and Islands United Way logo with tagline 'Live United'

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Harwich Port · MA 02646

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