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Dr. Bernett L. Johnson, Jr. Sayre Health Center

The Netter Center supports community health through a partnership with the Dr. Bernett L. Johnson, Jr. Sayre Health Center, which has a distinct dual mission to provide quality clinical care to all residents regardless of ability to pay and also provide health services education high school students, undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

The Dr. Bernett L. Johnson, Jr. Sayre Health Center is a full-service, primary care health facility located at 59th and Locust Streets, behind Sayre High School, in the Cobbs Creek neighborhood of West Philadelphia. The Center has been serving the needs of area residents since the summer of 2006. Sayre Health Center is a school-based Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). It is an independent clinic with whom the Netter Center and other Penn partners work to support health education and services for the community. The goal of Sayre Health Center is to provide health education, health promotion, disease prevention and primary care services to Sayre High School students and to community residents, especially those from the surrounding zip codes of 19139 and 19143. Its services are designed to be sensitive to patients’ needs, to inspire trust and engagement, and to be accessible to the most vulnerable and underserved members of its catchment area.

Sayre Health Center offers:

  • clinical services
  • health education and promotion workshops and special events
  • health careers training and certification for Sayre High School students
  • professional training in health care for undergraduate and graduate students

Sayre Health Center welcomes all patients regardless of ability to pay. It charges based on a sliding scale. Please call 215-474-4444 to schedule an appointment or to register for workshops and events.