Alvernia University and Berks Community Health Center expand healthcare access in downtown Reading

The former American House property located at 354 Penn St., will be the site of a new community-based medical center in spring 2025. The latest downtown addition is being brought to life through a partnership between Alvernia University and Berks Community Health Center.

In addition to primary care services, the center is expected to offer mental halth services, nutrition, wellness education, financial literacy education, social serves assistance and warm hand-off referrals to other healthcare providers. It will also host clinical experiential learning opportunities for students in Alvernia University’s health care science and social services programs.