A Patient's Perspective The mission of Mattapan Community Health Center (MCHC) is to improve the health and thereby help enhance the quality of life for diverse residents of Mattapan and surrounding communities by providing exceptional primary care and preventive health and social services. Families and individuals in and around Boston have turned to the Mattapan Community Health Center for a wide array of healthcare services. Mattapan Community Health Center is a comprehensive health delivery organization that services individuals from Mattapan and its surrounding areas of Dorchester, Roxbury, and Hyde Park, as well as adjacent Boston suburbs like Brockton, Randolph, and Stoughton. It is the only community health center in Mattapan and Hyde Park. Established in 1972 as the Avenue Neighborhood Health Center; it was incorporated in 1974 with its current name. Mattapan Community Health Center was independently licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and still remains so today. Its Board members represent communities served by the Health Center. The Senior Executive Team and the MCHC staff are diverse, dedicated, experienced professionals. MCHC is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 2 Patient-Centered Medical Home. MCHC receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.