Building a Stronger and Healthier Community
Great communities are made up of happy and healthy people.
The Parker Family Health Center (PFHC) brings together medical and other volunteers to provide healthcare services to eligible Monmouth County residents who do not have medical insurance or the ability to pay for care.
Our patients receive exceptional quality care and the same dignity and confidentiality they would expect from any healthcare provider.
Visionary Physician Carries on Legacy of Local Legends
TREATED per YEAR
PATIENT visits SINCE ITS FOUNDING
The story of the Parker Family Health Center reaches across generations.
Dr. James Parker, Sr. came to Red Bank during the influenza epidemic of 1919. Because African American physicians were not allowed hospital privileges at the time, Dr. Parker treated all his patients at home.
His son, Dr. James Parker, Jr. teamed up with his father in 1947. He opened the doors to his patients as early as 5:00am so they wouldn't miss a day of work. When Dr. Parker Jr. retired in the late 1990's, a local oncologist, Dr. Eugene Cheslock, also recently retired, saw the extensive need for healthcare accessibility in the community and decided to start a second career as founder and developer of the Parker Family Health Center, named appropriately after the two Dr. James Parkers.
Powered By The Hearts and Minds of Our Volunteers
Volunteers are the back-bone of The Parker Family Health Center.
From our Board of Directors to healthcare professionals to bilingual interpreters to office staff support -- volunteers empower the PFHC. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers. And if you speak more than one language that “is excelente!”
Interested in learning more about joining our dedicated team of volunteers?
Everyone Can Help
The Parker Family Health Center is a volunteer-based organization.
We rely solely on grants, private donations, and special fundraising events to help keep our doors open and cover everyday operating expenses. Whether you donate money, time, or supplies/materials, any donation is greatly appreciated. There are so many ways to get involved and improve the well-being of your Monmouth County friends and neighbors.