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Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) opened its doors in April 1999 in a 10,000 square foot building on Water Street, in South Norwalk. Today the health center is located in a state-of-the-art facility at 120 Connecticut Avenue. With over 24,500 square feet, NCHC can meet the needs of any low-income resident in Norwalk. NCHC takes care of 12,000 Norwalk residents, and provides over 48,000 medical office visits every year. Transportation to and from the health center is free for qualified individuals and families.

NCHC uses electronic health records in all departments, and works closely with the Information Technology Department of Norwalk Hospital to continually expand the flow of data from the hospital to individual patient records at the health center. The results are rapid turnaround and availability of test results, perfect legibility, no lost records, and greatly reduced paperwork.

NCHC staffs its clinical departments with physicians, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, and internal medicine residents (adult medicine only). All are under the clinical direction of the Chief Medical Officer who works with the clinical departments to ensure the highest standards of care for all patients.


Lawrence Cross, MPH
Chief Executive Officer

Douglas Olson, MD
Chief Medical Officer

John Gettings
Chief Financial Officer

Jaquel Patterson, ND, MBA
Chief Operations Officer

Anthony Johnson, MSM
Director of eHealth Information Management

Nimfa Orpeza, RN, MSN
Director of Nursing

Marisol Lopez, BA
Patient Accounts Manager

Mary Ann Austin, LCSW
Director of Social Services

Eva Beau
Site Manager of Medical Mobile Unit

Sharon Lecointe, BS
Site Manager