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.


  • 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

Limited URGENT Walk-In Visits

John Bell Health Center offers a LIMITED number of walk-in spots for ESTABLISHED PATIENTS who have been seen within the past year

Walk-ins are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and are for urgent health issues only. We cannot guarantee the availability of a walk-in spot, and strongly recommend that you arrive towards the beginning of the windows. Note that you should expect a wait for service regardless of your arrival time.

Walk-ins appointments are available Monday through Friday between 9AM and 11AM, and 1PM and 3PM.

Walk-in appointments CANNOT be used to complete forms, regular physical exams, any non-urgent concerns, new patient appointments, or medical emergencies. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room.

Please call us directly for any questions at 267-725-0250.


Monday through Friday 9 am to 5 pm.

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.


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.


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.