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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.

Recent Medical Center News

3 de Abril Actualizacion

3 de Abril Actualizacion

ACTUALIZACIÓN BIHS COVID-19 Viernes, 3 de abril de 2020 Querida Block Island Comunidad, Lamentamos informarle que el primer caso positivo documentado de COVID-19 ha sido identificado en Block Island. El paciente es un residente dela isla en sus 70 años que alertó...

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Wake Up Well

Wake Up Well

Listen and subscribe to a podcast from our very own Alison Warfel; featuring interviews with community members and contributers.First Episode: The Emphatic Wave https://anchor.fm/wakeupwell/episodes/The-Emphatic-Wave-ec5bl9 The Emphatic Wave

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April 3 Update from Dr. Clark

April 3 Update from Dr. Clark

BIHS COVID-19 UpdateFriday, April 3, 2020 Dear Block Island Community, We regret to inform you that the first documented positive case of COVID-19 has been identified on Block Island.  The patient is an island resident in his 70’s who alerted the Medical Center...

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Are We Rural?   Click here for a presentation on Rural Healthcare.

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 have 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.

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.