The mission of Community Health Centers is to provide quality and compassionate primary healthcare services to Central Florida’s diverse communities.
Who We Are
We are a community-driven healthcare organization dedicated to serving our patients and their families locally, in the neighborhoods that they live and trust. We provide quality and compassionate healthcare services to many diverse communities and do so in a way that consistently overcomes economic, cultural and geographic barriers.
Our strength is in our constant focus on being a community partner that cares for the whole person. We view our patients as being individuals that deserve personalized care. Each patient has a very unique need, and we strive to develop programs that not only meet these needs but also exceed the expectations of those receiving care.
Locally, we are one of our region’s largest not-for-profit providers of health and wellness services, caring for nearly 70,000 patients annually and contributing more than $87.9 million in economic impact on our region.
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).
A Community Resource
Beyond our healthcare services, we strive to be an active, visible and engaged member of the communities we serve. We proudly embrace the responsibility of being an active leader in improving the overall wellness of our community.
Our board and team members participate in numerous programs and events to give back to those we serve. Whether it be volunteering at a local food pantry, helping build a home for Habitat for Humanity, or taking part in a community parade to recognize and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr., we proudly share in the excitement and importance of these events.
By having a strong community focus, a non-profit organization such as ours is able to develop a strong community reputation. By building trust with our patients, we are able to truly become partners in not only their care but also their life. We seek to care for the whole person, and this includes assisting with nutrition and emotional health as well as physical wellness.
We provide care to approximately 70,000 Central Floridians each year in the Apopka, Bithlo, Forest City, Four Corners, Groveland, Lake Ellenor, Leesburg, Meadow Woods, Pine Hills, Tavares and Winter Garden communities.
Our comprehensive programs and services are designed to meet a very significant need for our patients, many of whom are managing chronic life-long conditions such as diabetes and heart disease.
Specifically, we provide compassionate care in the following specialty areas:
We also are proud to offer patients the following ancillary services:
Our Strategy to Providing Excellent Healthcare
- 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.