Dr. Allison Van der Velden, CEO
“It is a privilege to serve our patients and the team at CHCFC in this new capacity. Community Health Centers are patient-governed nonprofit healthcare- the way healthcare should be. There is so much good work to do and I’m thrilled to have the honor of leading my favorite nonprofit as we grow, change, and adapt to an ever evolving healthcare landscape. Healthcare ought to be comprehensive, personalized, focused on achieving whole health instead of just treating illness, and it should be easily accessible to absolutely everyone.”
The Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC) opened the doors of its medical clinic in Turners Falls in 1997 with the mission to provide excellent medical care to all residents of Franklin County, regardless of insurance status or income. Now, we have three clinics, one in Orange offering medical and dental services, an urgent dental care clinic in Greenfield, and our newest facility located in downtown Greenfield offering medical and dental services
We are a private nonprofit agency overseen by a community Board of Directors. At least 51% of our Board of Directors must be patients of the health center.
We have continued to grow over the years to better serve our patients. We offer the following services - medical, dental, nutrition, community outreach, and Spanish translation.
Who We Serve
The Community Health Center of Franklin County serves everyone. Our practitioners can provide care for everyone in your family, from babies to elders. Most of our patients live in Franklin County or the North Quabbin and we try to meet the needs of each patient by participating in numerous commercial insurance plans including Medicare, Commonwealth Care and MassHealth. We also offer a sliding fee scale program for people without insurance.