John Bell Health Center

The John Bell Health Center is a comprehensive healthcare clinic that provides state-of-the-art primary medical care to adults age 18 and older.

The John Bell Health Center provides a safe space for people to access culturally competent, comprehensive primary medical care, regardless of the individual’s insurance status, ability to pay, or life circumstances. Our team of compassionate providers focus on addressing each patient’s unique needs and challenges.

Services

  • Practitioner Examination
  • Medical History
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Age Appropriate Cancer Screening
  • Routine Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections, HIV, Hepatitis B and C with treatments as indicated
  • Screening and Preventative Care for Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Mental Health Screening and Referral
  • Nutrition Education
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Referrals for Specialty Care
  • Cervical and breast cancer screening
  • Case Management
  • Community Health Worker services
  • Behavioral Health Consultant
  • PrEP Counseling/ PrEP Assistance Program services
  • Rapid Hepatitis C & HIV Testing onsite

Hours

Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

The John Bell Health Center allows same-day scheduling as well as walk-ins for sick visits, while those who are able to adhere to appointments are encouraged to do so.

If you are a patient of the John Bell Health Center or the health center at Broad Street Ministry and have an urgent medical question that cannot wait until the next business day, you can reach our after-hours line by calling 267-725-0252.

Scheduling

The John Bell Health Center allows same-day scheduling as well as walk-ins, while those who are able to adhere to appointments are encouraged to do so.

BenePhilly

Philadelphia FIGHT is registered as a BenePhilly Center. The John Bell Health Center has a counselor on staff that can help assist individuals looking to apply for public benefits. Our counselors can assist with the following:

  • Food Stamps
  • Medicare
  • State Property Tax/Rent Rebate
  • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

“Half of your rights haven’t been written yet, because you haven’t been here to demand them.”

This program is partially funded by DCED, through the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity.


John Bell (1946-2012)

John Bell was an AIDS activist, mentor to a generation of former prisoners, teacher, and friend. John took his lived experiences of racism, stigma, war, and disease and transformed them into an inspirational body of thought and knowledge to help make the way easier for the people who came behind him. It is in his memory that we have built this health center.

 

Program Information

  • Location: 1207 Chestnut St., 3rd floor Philadelphia, PA 19107

  • Phone: (267) 725-0252

  • Hours: Monday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

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Karam Mounzer, MD

Dr. Mounzer identified two major gaps in the care of patients with HIV/hepatitis C (HCV) co-infection, and the complexity of multidrug-resistant HIV treatment. He is involved with many clinical trials focusing on drug development and better understanding of HIV immunopathogenesis with the Wistar Institute. He is involved in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and students.

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Dr. Karam Mounzer

Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr. Cruz is a board certified pediatrician who joins Philadelphia FIGHT as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He completed his undergraduate training in Biology and Psychology from Union College, his medical school training at Albany Medical College, his residency training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, and his Chief Residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center