The Brandywine Health and Housing Center, which opened its doors in April, 2008, was the first major construction project in the City of Coatesville in more than four decades and the first major accomplishment for the Brandywine Health Foundation.
The Brandywine Health Foundation pulled together over $13 million in public and private funds to build the Brandywine Center, exemplifying our commitment to improving the City of Coatesville and investing in its economic future by supporting first-rate facilities and services for all, particularly the underserved.
Serving the uninsured and underserved in the greater Coatesville area, the Brandywine Center is an invaluable source of health and housing services for low income residents in our community.
The center brought together several vital health and social services under one roof, including ChesPenn Health Services and Community Dental on the first floor and the Child Guidance Resource Centers and Human Services Inc. on the fourth floor. The second and third floors provide 24 quality apartments for low-income seniors, addressing the need for quality, affordable housing in our community. The location in the center of town made it easy for all residents in the area to access the facility.
Today, ChesPenn Health Services, the only Federally Qualified Health Center in Chester County, now has over 8,000 patient visits of low income residents from throughout Chester County, including dental services, pediatric services, prenatal care, and management of chronic diseases. The co-location with other provider agencies facilitates cross-referrals, so that patients may easily receive a continuum of care and have a true medical home.