Optimus Health Care is a mature Federally Qualified Health Care Center primarily funded by Health and Human Services. It is the largest provider of primary health care services in Southwestern Connecticut. With more than a dozen JCAHO accredited, comprehensive community health centers located in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Stamford, Optimus provides complete health care services, regardless of race, income and insurance status.
Founded in 1976, Optimus Health Care, Inc. formally known as "Bridgeport Community Health Center" was founded by a group of civic-minded individuals committed to the development of a health care facility dedicated to the health of their neighborhood and has been accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations since 1998. Optimus Health Center, Inc. provides a comprehensive model of primary health care services using a "multi-site model". In 2011, the Center served 51,698 patients with 233,873 visits.
With an operating budget of 42 million, Optimus operates over 16 service facilities in Bridgeport, Stratford and Stamford including Homeless Program Soup Kitchen and Homeless Shelter, several Bridgeport School Based Health Centers and WIC Program.
Optimus and its caring and multi-lingual staff serves hundreds of thousands of its neighbors. Whether between jobs or just struggling to make needs met, our clients can be assured that Optimus is there to help keep them and their families healthy. Optimus experts can even help with Medicaid or Medicare applications, or develop a comfortable payment plan. Some services are provided at little or no cost.
When it comes to caring for our neighbors, only the best will do. That's why each of the dozens of doctors, dentists, nurses, assistants and staff is handpicked by Optimus to be assured that they are the types of professionals who are looking to make a difference in the lives of others. Optimus staff reports extremely high self-satisfaction with their jobs because they know that the services they provide make a difference and are appreciated.
The bottom line is our staff is at Optimus because they want to be, they know its an honor to work with the working poor and unemployed who may not be understood in other medical venues. Optimus is a special family caring for special families in our region…we wouldn't have it any other way. – less–ZoomInfo