We never turn anyone away

We never turn anyone away

For more than 45 years, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education and The Wright Center for Community Health have been committed to providing non-discriminatory, high-quality primary health care to the region’s most vulnerable populations while creating a primary care workforce pipeline America needs.

We deliver comprehensive primary health care services focused on meeting the needs of medically under-served populations, from pediatrics to geriatrics, while educating the next generation of primary care physicians. Our passionate purpose is to co-create transformational healthcare teams of leaders who empower people, families and communities to own and optimize their health.

Humble beginnings

The Wright Center started in 1976 as the Scranton Temple Residency Program with six internal medicine residents. Today, we are a physician-led, non-profit organization with over 650 employees and close to 250 physician learners.

We opened our first primary care location in Jermyn in 1999 in a Patient-Centered Medical Home model approach, which means we offer comprehensive primary health services – including pediatrics, geriatrics, dental, behavioral health, infectious disease, recovery and social services – all under the same roof and led by a primary health care team.

In 2016, we were designated a Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence, integrating Medication Assisted Treatment into primary care environments in order to combat the devastating national opiate crisis.

Humble beginnings
Growing Our Impact

Growing Our Impact

In 2019, we were designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike by the United States Health Resources and Services Administration and we now have a growing network of seven safety-net community health centers, including school-based health, that serve children, adults and seniors throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wyoming, Wayne, Monroe and Pike counties, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay. We most recently expanded our rural services network to include a new primary care clinic in Hawley with two additional locations in the planning stages for Lackawanna and Luzerne counties. In addition to our growing network of primary health locations, we introduced a 34-foot mobile unit, Driving Better Health, that’s equipped with two medical examination rooms that are also used as dental operatories to expand our capabilities to provide comprehensive primary and dental health care by going out into the communities we serve.

By mission and design, The Wright Center is community-based and patient-directed. We exist to serve those who have limited access to healthcare, including the uninsured. We provide preventive and primary health services to vulnerable populations, regardless of ability to pay, with a Sliding Fee Discount Scale available to eligible patients based on family size and income.