History

Neighborhood Family Practice (NFP) has been serving Cleveland’s near west side with quality primary health care for over 35 years. Our mission is to partner with the community for everyone’s best health. NFP became a federally qualified health center in 2000. NFP has continued to grow to meet the needs of its urban community and, in 2005, opened its second community health center in the Tremont neighborhood. NFP opened its third community health center in the Detroit Shoreway neighborhood in 2012.

Fueled by the Affordable Care Act and the expansion of Medicaid, Neighborhood Family Practice opened its fourth community health center in the Puritas neighborhood in 2014 and it its fifth community health center in 2015 on West 117th and Lorain Avenue.  In 2017, NFP began offering dental services at its Ridge Community Health Center and moved to a larger location in the Puritas neighborhood.

A 2019 merger with North Coast Health in Lakewood led to the establishment of NFP’s sixth location, North Coast Community Health Center at 16110 Detroit Avenue. This affiliation builds on the strengths of both organizations to expand and enhance the provision of health care services to ensure that residents of Lakewood and surrounding communities lead healthier lives.

The merger also led to the establishment of the North Coast Health Foundation, a nonprofit supporting organization of NFP that works to advance the mission of NFP by raising awareness of services and fostering philanthropic support for capital, charitable care and operations. The Foundation continues a philanthropic legacy of helping others and perpetuates a shared mission of providing high quality health care to anyone in need, regardless of ability to pay.

Early 2019 also marked NFP’s acquisition of the Dave’s Mercado Pharmacy (3565 Ridge Road in Cleveland) which operates as Neighborhood Family Practice Pharmacy. The transfer and expansion of the pharmacy provides NFP patients with enhanced continuity of care and easier access to prescription medication.