Fairmount Primary Care Center

Contact :
Mark Lyons, PA-C, MPH
Refugee Clinic Coordinator
1412-1422 Fairmount Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Phone : 215-235-9600
Date Opened: October 2009
Annual New Patient Capacity: 100
Clinic Schedule: Monday afternoons
Partner Agency(ies): Referrals coordinated by NSC; accepts referrals from all three resettlement agencies
Populations Served: Refugees of all ages – Iraqis, Sudanese, Burmese, Bhutanese. Also asylees, victims of trafficking, survivors of torture.
Services Provided: Adult medicine, pediatrics, women’s health, dental care, mental health
Interpretation System: In-house interpreter hired by provider
Insurances Accepted: United Health Care COmmunity Plan, Keystone Mercy, Coventry Cares

Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. (DVCH) is a Federally Qualified Community Health Center,
which has been providing health services to underserved communities in the Philadelphia area for thirty-five years. DVCH two large community health centers that primarily serve the Latino community–Maria de los Santos Health Center and Norristown Regional Health Center.
Our Fairmount Primary Care Center provides serves both the African-American and Latino communities, and is the site where our Refugee Health Program is housed. Our Latino patients are a mix of Puertoricans who have been established in the city for two generations or more, and recent immigrants from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America.

DVCH provides the full range of primary care services, including pediatrics, adult medicine, women’s health care, dentistry, mental health services and health education. DVCH is also a training site for family practice residents. In all sites we provide on-site interpreters or language line interpretation, when appropriate.

The DVCH Refugee Health Program began in the fall of 2009, working with the Nationalities Service Center. Since then, we have provided health care services to approximately 170 refugees who are Burmese (and speak Burmese, Keren and Chin), Arabic-speaking Iraqis and Bhutanese Nepali refugees.

Fairmount Clinic Guide