Family Health Center
Quality Family Care Begins at FHC
Quality family care begins at the Community Healthcare at St. Vincent's Medical Center Family Health Center (FHC).
We’re located at one convenient location: 762 Lindley Street, Bridgeport, CT, 06606. At our Center, you will find a friendly, attentive staff that offers pediatric, adult medical and geriatric services.
All FHC quality care services are available to those in the Bridgeport community who may be uninsured, underinsured, low-income, handicapped, homeless or frail elderly.
Private Practice Model
The FHC brings a private practice model to those who may lack continuity of care, follow-up, and preventive and personalized services. The FHC enables St. Vincent’s to put the mission of the Daughters of Charity, founders of the Medical Center in 1903, into action.
St. Vincent’s FHC welcomes families in the Bridgeport community with the following health care services:
Newborns, children through age 18, adult and geriatric patients are treated by our physicians or nurse practitioners.
Primary care services include complete physical exams, vaccinations, medical tests and general health needs and concerns. Geriatric services for older adult patients are provided on-site in our specialized Geriatric Clinic.
The FHC is staffed by board-certified pediatricians and licensed nurse practitioners that treat newborns and children through age 18. Children are given physical exams, vaccinations and medical treatment when they are sick.
Children being treated at the FHC must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Patients requiring blood tests, an electrocardiogram (EKG), mammograms, or other medical screening tests are provided with these services on site. A shuttle bus is available to transfer patients to St. Vincent’s Medical Center for further testing as needed, should these tests be ordered by a physician.
Board-certified surgeons see patients if surgery is required. Patients are seen for checkups before and after surgery. Surgeons also perform minor surgical procedures at the FHC.
Specialty physicians provide health services at St. Vincent’s FHC for patients seeking treatment of cardiac conditions, infections, neurological disorders and for the treatment or maintenance of other diseases or conditions. Primary care physicians will refer patients to specialists via our prompt referral service.
Registered dieticians provide nutritional counseling to patients seeking help with the maintenance of weight, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or other health conditions requiring special diets. Appointments are required.
Licensed physical therapists evaluate and treat patients at the FHC. Our therapists are dedicated to helping patients maximize recovery and strengthen physical functions with tailored exercises, modalities and home exercise programs.
FHC social workers are available to assist patients experiencing financial, emotional or domestic difficulties affecting their health by assisting them to find and obtain resources to cope with and to resolve these issues.
Interpreter services are available at the FHC. These services include sign language interpretation for the hearing impaired.
Financial counseling is available to assist patients who may be eligible for charity care, discounts, or reductions in healthcare costs. Our financial counselors work closely with patients to determine eligibility and to help them obtain quality, affordable care at the FHC.
Hours/Emergency Care/Contact Us
The FHC offers a patient-friendly, expanded schedule with daily access, Monday through Friday, from 8 am to 6 pm, including convenient lunch-hour appointments for working parents.
A telephone answering service is in operation 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with on-site medical doctors from the St. Vincent’s Medical Center who are available to see patients in urgent care as needed after hours. Patients should call 203-576-5131.
Financial Aid and Insurance Assistance
Would you like to speak with one of our financial aid representatives or learn more about St. Vincent's financial assistance programs?
Please read our frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding bill payments or obtaining financial assistance for hospital services. Call us and make an appointment, or download, print and fill out a financial aid application here.