Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. grew from a social movement dedicated to providing healthcare to every member of the community, regardless of their economic standing.

Formed in 1970 as the South Philadelphia Health Action, GPHA has spent over four decades offering the most innovative and forward-thinking advances in healthcare to generations of families in the region, and will continue to do so for generations to come.

Here’s a timeline of our growth:

1970
GPHA, Inc., formerly South Philadelphia Health Action, was founded as a private non-profit 501c3 corporation.

1972
GPHA develops Philadelphia Health Plan (PHP), one of the first medical managed care programs in Philadelphia.

1979
Southeast Health Center opens as first GPHA center at 9th & South Street. Al-Assist Program begins outpatient drug and alcohol treatment program. GPHA is awarded federal funds to provide care for Philadelphia’s medically under-served population

1982
Wilson Park Medical Center opens at 2520 Snyder Avenue.

1983
Frankford Avenue Health Center opens at 4500 Frankford Avenue.

1986
Woodland Avenue Health Center opens at 5501 Woodland Avenue.

 1990
Woodland Academy Child Development and Day Care Center opens at 5401 Grays Avenue.

1993
Hunting Park Health Center opens at 1999 W. Hunting Park Avenue.

1994
GPHA’s administrative office opens in newly purchased and renovated building at 432 N. 6th Street.

2000
GPHA receives accreditation in both Ambulatory and Behavioral healthcare. Frankford/Al-Assist Opens. GPHA celebrates 30th Anniversary.

2002
Woodland Academy expands and opens its Youth Services Program.

2004
FAHC expands. WAHC opens new building at 5000 Woodland Avenue. SEHC opens new building at 800 Washington Avenue. GPHA acquires Chinatown Medical Services at 647 Bainbridge Street in South Philadelphia.

2005
GPHA celebrates 35th anniversary. GPHA select locations fill medical prescriptions as part of Pharmacy 340B Program. GPHA also offers Centering program in English & Spanish for expecting mothers.

2006                                                                                                                                                     Chinatown Medical Services expands to 9th & Washington. GPHA opens 4 dental facilities and receives its’ 3rd Joint Commission Accreditation in both Ambulatory and Behavioral Health.

2009                                                                                                                                                        Woodland Academy Child Development Center achieves "Star IV" in the Keystone Stars Quality Initiative Program. GPHA is the recipient of Recovery-Act Increased Demand funding to expand access for Pediatric & Adult patients in the areas of dental care and reproductive health.

2010                                                                                                                                                               GPHA celebrates 40th Anniversary celebration. Chinatown Dental Center opens at 930 Washington Avenue. Snyder Avenue Dental Center opens at 640 Snyder Avenue.

2011                                                                                                                                                            The opening of the Greater Philadelphia Health Action, Inc. Dental and Behavioral Healthcare location.Woodland Avenue Health Center opens 3rd floor Pediatric Suite                                                                                                                

2012                                                                                                                                              Implementation of Electronic Health Records in GPHA’s Medical and Dental Divisions

2013
Implementation of Electronic Health Records in GPHA’s Behavioral Health Division


2014
Establishment of "GPHA Express Care" a health care delivery model that addresses common, non-critical services for patients. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, Outreach & Enrollment Specialists were placed at all GPHA locations to assist patients and the community with applying for health insurance. Call Center established at GPHA’s 6th Street Administrative Office.

2015
GPHA celebrates 45th Anniversary celebration and has grown to serve over 85,000 individual patients. Ground breaking for the all new state of the art "Carl Moore Health Center" opening Summer 2016 at 1401 S. 31st Street. GPHA South Philadelphia Health Center opens at 1408 S. Broad Street, 2nd floor.

2016
The opening of the all new, state of the art GPHA Carl Moore Health Center and
GPHA, Inc. Medical Suite at Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry.