Ph: 401.466.2974 | Fax: 401-466-5476 | DIAL 911 IN AN EMERGENCY

6 Payne Road | Block Island, RI 02807

The Block Island Medical Center is a Primary Care Facility providing community health care, able to handle urgent and emergent needs. Through our in-house providers, partnerships with visiting specialists, and a mainland referral network, the Medical Center helps ensure the health, safety, and well-being of island residents and visitors.


The Medical Center is open for appointments:

Monday – Friday

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Please be aware that we are first and foremost a primary care facility. During regular business hours please call the Medical Center for an appointment at (401)-466-2974. 

After-hour needs, please call (401)-466-3220 to be triaged for further guidance, or 911 for emergencies. 

Medical Center News

Healthy Living


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.


Visiting Residents and Students

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.

Stay up to date & follow BIHS!

In accordance with DOH requirements for healthcare facilities to post vaccination status, 100% of BIHS staff members are fully vaccinated.  (8/31/21)