About Us

Our Mission

La misión de los Centros Comunitarios de Salud es proporcionar servicios de atención primaria de salud compasivos y de calidad a las diversas comunidades de la Florida Central.

About Community Health Centers

Community Health Centers, (CHC) is a private, non-profit organization that provides healthcare services to insured, uninsured, under-insured, and under-served children and adults within Central Florida.  We are a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) organization that began its operations in 1972 in Apopka, Florida.

We have voluntarily chosen to be accredited by the prestigious Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care Inc. and are covered under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA). This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

We provide care to more than 66,000 patients each year in the ApopkaBithloForest CityGroveland, Lake EllenorLeesburgMeadow WoodsPine Hills, Tavares and Winter Garden communities.

Health Services Offered

  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Obstetrics
  • Optometry
  • Dentistry
  • Lab
  • Pharmacy
  • X-Ray
  • Case Management
  • Gynecology
  • Family Planning
  • Behavioral Health

Our Strategy to Providing Excellent Health Care

  • Employing the best trained clinical and professional staff and providing healthcare services in convenient locations.
  • 100% compliance with electronic health records for medical, dental and pharmacy.
  • Maintaining modern and attractive health centers with evening and Saturday hours to meet our patient’s needs.
  • Understanding and adapting to the ethnic and cultural diversity of Central Florida with a culturally diverse staff.
  • Offering affordable services to patients regardless of their insurance status.
  • Seek grant funding to help offer special assistance to medically under-served, medically uninsured and/or special at-risk populations.

More Patient Information

Accepted Payments

Medicaid, Medicare, MediPass, CHIP, and Healthy Kids, and most managed care plans, including HMO’s, PPO’s and private insurance plans are accepted at all locations. A Sliding Discount Program is available for those meeting income guidelines.

Health Affiliates

Orlando Health
Healthy Start Coalition of Orange County
PCAN: Primary Care Access Network
Valencia College
University of Florida, College of Pharmacy
University of Florida, College of Dentistry

For questions regarding our academic affiliate Student Program, please contact Human Resources, 407-905-8827, x1069.


Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children
Health Central
Leesburg Regional Medical Center
Orlando Regional Medical Center
South Lake Hospital
Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women

Mental Health/Substance Abuse

Aspire Health Partners
LifeStream Behavioral Center

Social Services

Farmworker Association of Florida
Human Services Council of Orange County
Redlands Christian Migrant Association

Health Support Services

Central Florida Area Health Education Center
AdventHealth Family Practice Residency Program
Orange County Healthy Start Coalition

Specialty Care Referrals

SpecialCare (Orange County Medical Society)
We Care of Lake County

Funding Agencies

American Cancer Society
Orange County Citizens’ Commission for Children
United Way of Lake and Sumter Counties

Additional Affiliates

Healthcare Center for the Homeless (FQHC)
Lake County Healthcare Task Force
Orange County Health Department
Orange County Government and Orange County Medical Clinic
Orange County Strategic Healthcare Task Force
Shepherd’s Hope