Our Story

In 1971, Yale University began a unique and historic experiment in providing health services to its faculty, staff, and students through a multidisciplinary health maintenance organization located on campus. Now, 50 years later, Yale Health has over 40,000 members including students, staff, faculty, and their families who come from every state in the country and almost every country in the world.

Our providers - physicians, nurse practitioners, nurse midwives, physician assistants, and others - are board certified and committed to a team approach to health care. The fact that Yale Health is not-for-profit means that our patients come first and that we are continually looking at ways to update and improve our services.

Our state-of-the-art facility at 55 Lock Street, built in 2010, is where our members receive most of their care. It is a 144,000 square-foot medical facility with over 90 exam rooms; an Acute Care Department staffed by a physician and registered nurses; a 17-bed inpatient facility with two negative pressure rooms; a diagnostic imaging suite including MRI, CT scan, x-ray, and ultrasound; and a full-service retail pharmacy. It houses our 150+ providers, including 111 primary and consulting physicians.

Yale Health has been continuously accredited by the Joint Commission since 2005 and is the proud recipient of Connecticut’s Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for Innovation.