Community health centers (CHCs) are non-profit, community-driven clinics that provide high-quality primary and preventive care to all individuals, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Health centers are located in underserved and low-income urban and rural areas across North Dakota and South Dakota, providing access to affordable, quality health care for those who need it most.

The centers serve as essential medical homes where patients find services that promote health, diagnose and treat disease, and manage chronic conditions and disabilities. In rural communities, health centers support a community’s ability to retain local health care options, supporting access to health care where rural Dakotans live and work. The Dakotas’ network of nine health center organizations provides care to nearly 120,000 patients each year at 62 delivery sites in 51 communities across North Dakota and South Dakota.