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 more than 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.
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.
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. Their backgrounds include finance, community affairs, medicine, human resources, law, computer engineering, and business management.
We are proud of our vital and fulfilling mission to provide capable, compassionate healthcare to those who live in and visit the ten towns of the Lower and Outer Cape.
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.
Outer Cape Health Services is proud to be a Cape and Islands United Way funded partner.
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).
OCHS is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
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Outer Cape Health Services, Inc.
P.O. Box 598
Harwich Port, MA 02646