The mission of Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. is to provide and promote effective, culturally proficient, high quality primary and preventative health, behavioral health, and dental care services for residents and migrant/seasonal workers of Southern New Jersey, regardless of their ability to pay, and to eliminate barriers to care based upon race, religious belief, ethnicity, economic status, gender, disability, linguistic capability, culture, sexual preference, national origin and residential status.
Serving South Jersey for 40 Years
In 1977 a group of local residents of South Jersey recognized the need for health services to migrant farm workers traveled throughout New Jersey providing manual labor in local farm camps.
Through the efforts of a local physician and several residents, a voluntary, non-profit organization named Sa-lantic Health Services was formed with a voluntary Board of Directors. An application for Federal assistance was developed and funded, and comprehensive services to farm workers of Salem and Atlantic Counties began with seven (7) employees.
Over the years, Sa-lantic Health Services began to expand its outreach and services across both Salem and Atlantic Counties with multiple operating sites. As a result, the corporate name was changed to Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. This name better described the organization and its services for all area residents.
Today, SJFMC provides services in three (3) South Jersey counties and has a staff of almost 250 employees, including physicians, nurse mid-levels, nurses, clinical support staff and administrators. Over 51,000 patients are served by SJFMC, generating approximately 139,000 patient visits annually.
Services are provided to all patients in a sensitive and culturally appropriate manner, regardless of their ability to pay. Uninsured patients are welcome and outreach efforts are designed to reach patients most in need of comprehensive and accessible medical care.
The growth of the Southern Jersey Family Medical Centers, Inc. has necessitated an expansion of primary care and specialty services based on the needs of the patients. Services include pediatric and well baby care, adult and internal medicine, women’s health care and family planning, dental services, foot care, health education, patient transportation and translation services (Spanish).