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Our History

Our History

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Genesis was formed in 2009 in response to a community needs assessment that identified Boynton Beach as an area of need and that there was a severe lack of access to primary care. This need was based upon evaluation of services available, high incidence of poverty and uninsured in the area, and high usage of the emergency room for primary care. Genesis Community Health was formed specifically to meet the needs of its patients. Per its bylaws, no less than 51 percent of its Board is comprised of health center patients. This stipulation ensures that the health center only provides services that will directly benefit patients and the communities it serves. A Federally Qualified Health Center, Genesis has taken a leadership role in making care more accessible, working with partners and independently.

 

Since officially opening its doors in 2010, Genesis Community Health has become the medical home for more than 6,000 patients from Boynton Beach, Boca Raton and the surrounding areas. Genesis is located in Boynton Beach within Bethesda Hospital East, 2815 South Seacrest Boulevard, adjacent to the Emergency Room. It expanded into Boca Raton with a second site in December 2015 and a dental office in Boca Raton in September 2016. A second dental office in Boynton Beach is planned for 2018.

 

Genesis is a Florida 501(c)3 non-profit organization created to promote and provide health care to people of all economic levels, with special sensitivity to the needs of economically disadvantaged people of diverse cultural backgrounds in and around Palm Beach County. Genesis Community Health is an access point of care for patients who traditionally do not have adequate access to the health care system. Genesis is currently funded through the US Department of Health and Human Services, Town of Palm Beach United Way and Quantum Foundation.

Our Mission

Genesis Community Health, Inc. will serve Christ and the community by providing quality, comprehensive healthcare to all regardless of ability to pay.

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