Community Health Centers (CHCs) are non-profit community-driven clinics providing high quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, with or without insurance and regardless of their ability to pay. Every CHC provides medical and behavioral/mental health services and some sites also have dental and substance abuse services. Click here for a list of CHCs.
There are five main ways a CHC is different from other primary care providers.
CHCs are only located in communities with a high need for health care
Medical and behavioral/mental health services are offered at every CHC site
Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and uninsured patients are all accepted
Health center patients must be the majority on the governing Board of Directors
CHCs must report on and meet 19 requirements for need, services, governance, and finance and management
CHCs focus on primary care and know that staying healthy costs less than getting healthy. Financial benefits come in a variety of ways to the patient and the community:
Offers discounts based on income to make primary and preventive care affordable
Reduces expensive emergency room and specialty clinic services
Saves the patient gas money by providing local health care
CHAD's Annual Membership Conference will be held in Fargo, ND, from May 2-3. This year’s conference focuses on you, the member, and how we can grow together as a "community of communities;” share best practices, and sharpen our toolsets as high-performing health centers. Click here to register! You can find the agenda here!
ECQIP Your Team for Improving Cervical Cancer Screenings
In conjunction with multiple local, regional and national partners, CHAD will be hosting the ECQIP project. Using two proven models for distance learning and process improvement, our first effort focuses on improving cervical cancer screenings. Click HERE for more information.
Sioux Falls Office: 300 S. Phillips Avenue, Suite L105 Sioux Falls, SD 57104 605.275.CHAD (2423)
Bismarck Office: 1003 E Interstate Suite 1 Bismarck, ND 58503 701.221.9824
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