When the nearest hospital is an hour away, a primary- and urgent-care facility like the Provincetown Health Center takes on extraordinary importance. Its history can be traced to the Drop-In Center through Patti Cozzi, R.N., among others. With her husband, Ciro; Lenore Ross and Pat Shultz; John Snow; and Francis Zampiello, Cozzi incorporated Health Associates of Provincetown (HAPI) in 1972. In 1982, after the Drop-In Center closed, HAPI built this facility. Five years later, it merged with AIM (Association for Improving Medical Resources of Cape Cod) to create Outer Cape Health Services, which is now affiliated with the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Tailored to those who live here, the health center offers specialized care for people with H.I.V. and AIDS, as well as a service you won’t find everywhere: “Fish hook removal.”
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