DPH: Patient Information

 

Where are Community Health Centers (CHCs) located?

There are 13 main CHCs throughout the state.  Many have satellite sites, adding up to more than 100 Health Centers.

 

For more details, please see Find a Health Center.

 

What services are provided?

     Services include:

  • Primary Medical Care for the entire family
  • Immunizations and Vaccines
  • OBGYN and Family Planning
  • Emergency and Preventive Dental Services
  • Lab and X-Ray
  • Social Services and Case Management
  • Patient Education and Outreach
  • Patient Transportation
  • Interpretive Services

For more details, please see CHC Programs & Services

 

How do I make an appointment at a Community Health Center?

For routine care, physicals, and immunizations, please schedule your appointment ahead of time by calling the nearest CHC. 

 

For more details, please see CHC Contact Information

 

What do I need to bring to my appointment?

     Patients must bring a valid form of ID, proof of address, and insurance

     information.  You can apply for the Sliding Fee Scale Program by completing

     an application at the CHC and providing proof of income.

 

How do I pay for my appointment at a Community Health Center?

     All patients are accepted regardless of their ability to pay or insurance status.  CHCs accept Medicaid, Medicare, SAGA, HUSKY, and many private insurance plans.  A Sliding Fee Scale Program is available to patients.  Payment plans can also be arranged.

 

What is the Sliding Fee Scale Program?

     This Program offers reduced prices to qualified persons and families.  It is

     based on the Federal Poverty Level guidelines.  The Program may reduce

     your bill 20-80%.  Patients must provide proof of income (last 2 paycheck

     stubs, copy of entitlement checks, W2, etc.) to apply.

 

What happens if there is an emergency after business hours?

For emergencies, go to the nearest hospital emergency room or call 911.  For other urgent medical problems, each CHC has a 24-hour telephone line. 

 

     For more details, please see CHC Contact Information

 

How do I get prescriptions?

Seven CHC participate in the Federal Drug Discount Pricing Program, with many more licensed centers within the state.  This program reduces medication costs 25-50%.

 

     For more details, please see CHC Programs & Services

 

What is Health Care for the Homeless?

     This program is aimed at providing quality healthcare to homeless individuals. 

     A few examples of the services include emergency shelters, soup kitchens,

     food pantries, blood pressure screenings, and flu vaccine clinics. 

 

 

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