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Community Health Services

Executive Director– Michael Sherman

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:

<> >Adult Medicine
>HIV/AIDS Services
>Women’s Health
>AMIR Program
>Substance Abuse Treatment
>Behavioral Health
>HUSKY Insurance Assistance
>Social Services

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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