The Charles River Community Health Center (formerly the Joseph M. Smith Community Health) is a state-of-the-art center located at located at 495 Western Avenue in Brighton. As the demand for affordable health services in the communities of Allston, Brighton, Waltham, and surrounding areas increased, the hospital looked to Columbia to construct a new building to consolidate several sites to support their ability to provide quality healthcare to the nearby neighborhoods.
The care facility is LEED Certified and consists of a new 48,000 sf, two-story building with a pharmacy, and areas for dental, optometry, community health counseling, primary care, and pediatric care. The building features a double-height entry lobby that serves as a patient waiting area and information hub. Administration areas are centralized on the ground floor to increase operation efficiency.