List of Community Health Centers
Community Health Services
Community Health Services, Inc. (CHS) is a non-profit,
501(c)(3) federally qualified community health center (FQHC) founded
in 1970, through the efforts of the Clay Hill Improvement Association,
The Junior League, the Hartford County Medical Association and
the Connecticut Regional Medical Program and other community based,
as well as city and county agencies.
As a FQHC, CHS receives federal funds to provide
healthcare services to the entire community and is overseen by
a volunteer Board of Directors, with a majority of the Board being
patients of the health center. CHS is also a JCAHO accredited
organization, an achievement demonstrating CHS’ commitment
to providing high quality and safe care to its patients.
The mission of CHS is “to improve healthcare
access and eliminate health disparities within the community,
by providing quality, comprehensive, culturally-proficient, primary
and preventive healthcare services with respect and dignity, regardless
of socio-economic status, with emphasis on the underserved and
unserved.” Simply put, everyone who comes through
our doors will be given the best and most appropriate medical
care available, not matter what their income may be. We
believe that everyone has the right to quality healthcare that
is respectful and considerate. CHS currently serves over
14,000 people, generating over 55,000 visits annually.
CHS offers a full range of primary (basic healthcare)
services in the following areas:
Substance Abuse Treatment
HUSKY Insurance Assistance
Outreach Services CHS also has available a
full services pharmacy on-site and a medical laboratory available
to CHS patients. CHS offers social services, case management,
outreach services, assistance to help qualified uninsured patients
to apply for Medicaid and Husky program services, as well as Food
Pantry and Clothing Bank for families in need.
CHS accepts most forms of insurance including Aetna,
Anthem Blue Cross, Cigna, ConnectiCare, CHNCT, Medicaid, Medicare
and HealthNet. We also provide services to patients who
are uninsured regardless of their ability to pay for services.
CHS is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m. Extended hours are available on Mondays and
Wednesdays until 6:30 p.m.
Our service area is L-shaped and is bound by railroad
tracks on the east and Interstate highways on the west.
The main thoroughfares include Albany Avenue, Blue Hills Avenue,
Tower Avenue and Main Street. These four streets form a
rectangle and bind the North Hartford neighborhoods together.
Neighborhoods include Clay Arsenal, Upper Albany, Blue Hills and
Northeast and North Meadows. The geographically isolated section
of Hartford’s North End houses 50% of the City’s residents.
The racial/ethnic composition of the CHS service
area is 2% Caucasian, 62% African-American and 36% Latino.
Approximately 70% of patients served by CHS are on Medicaid.
Languages offered within CHS are; English, Spanish, Romanian,
Haitian Creole, Bosnian, Russian, Albanian, German, and French.
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