Fenway Health Center
The mission of Fenway Health is to enhance the wellbeing of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and all people in our neighborhoods and beyond through access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.
Fenway Health's Ansin Building home is located at 1340 Boylston Street in Boston's West Fens neighborhood and is the largest facility ever constructed by an organization with a specific mission to serve the LGBT community. Fenway: South End offers medical and behavioral health care and a full-service pharmacy at 142 Berkeley Street in the South End neighborhood of Boston.
In 2010, the Sidney Borum, Jr. Health Center became a part of Fenway Health. The Borum is dedicated to providing the best quality health care for youth and young adults ages 12 to 29 who may not feel comfortable going anywhere else.
The services provided by Fenway Health include:
- primary health care;
- specialty care (HIV/AIDS, obstetrics, gynecology, gerontology, podiatry and nutritional counseling);
- behavioral health and addiction services;
- family dental care;
- family eye care;
- full-service pharmacy;
- complementary therapies (chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture);
- health promotion and community outreach;
- violence prevention and recovery;
- family and parenting services, including alternative insemination.
The Fenway Institute operates the nation's first community-based HIV research program, which has been conducting long-term epidemiological research since 1985. Fenway is one of eight sites in the US that was selected by the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases to recruit participants for the first clinical trials of an HIV vaccine. In 2007, The Fenway Institute was awarded a federal population center grant from the National Institutes of Health, representing the first time a community-based organization has been selected for this type of work. Working with the American College of Physicians, they also published the nation's first medical textbook focused on LGBT people The Fenway Guide to LGBT Health.
Fenway Health is affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. All physicians hold faculty appointments at Harvard Medical School. Research affiliations include Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Brown University Medical School.