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Block Island Health Services has cared for island residents and visitors with compassion and integrity since 1989. 

The Block Island Medical Center is a licensed ambulatory care facility striving to provide exceptional, patient-centered and evidence-based care in a confidential, respectful and caring environment.
We extend and integrate care through our partnerships with visiting specialists and through a mainland referral network.

The Medical Center exists solely to ensure the health, safety and well being of island residents and visitors.

WHAT WE ACCOMPLISH WITH A "CAN DO" ATTITUDE

Block Island is a special place. Special for its pristine beaches and stunning scenery, its salty air and starry nights. And it’s special for its community. Block Islanders has a history of taking care of their home and community.

The Block Island Medical Center has been an indispensable part of sustaining the island as a viable year-round community and an internationally known tourism destination.

 

We have a unique and storied history.

Watch a documentary by Seedworks Films about the history and making of the Block Island Medical Center, from its farmhouse roots to the present day. Yes, with appearances by Mary Donnelly, RN.

Recent Medical Center News

Find the Block Island Medical Center from anywhere on island.

For directions from your exact location, you can use the Mobile GPS Map. If you want detailed directions from multiple island landmarks, choose the Printable Directions tab. Whether you’re walking, riding a bike, on a moped or in a car, the Medical Center isn’t far away.

From the North Light:

  1. Follow Corn Neck Road to the stop sign at the intersection of Ocean Avenue.
  2. Go straight through intersection and make immediate left onto Chapel Street.
  3. Follow Chapel Street to end and make right onto Dodge Street.
  4. At the statue of Rebecca, make a 90 degree right and go up High Street.
  5. Continue following High Street around the bend and make your first right onto Payne Road.
  6. Pass the school on your right and the Medical Center is the very next building on the right.

From the SouthEast Light:

  1. With the SouthEast Light on the left, go up Spring Street.
  2. Look for the intersection of Pilot Hill Road on the right.
  3. Turn right onto Pilot Hill Road and follow for .8 miles.
  4. Turn left onto Payne Road.
  5. Pass the school on your right and the Medical Center is the very next building on the right.

From the Block Island Ferry:

  1. Make a left out of the Block Island Ferry lot.
  2. At the statue of Rebecca, make a 90 degree right and go up High Street.
  3. Continue following High Street around the bend and make your first right onto Payne Road.
  4. Pass the school on your right and the Medical Center is the very next building on the right.