Community Health Center of Fort Dodge is a federally qualified health center with locations in Fort Dodge, Mason City, Dayton, and Eagle Grove, Iowa. We provide medical, dental and behavioral health services across our four locations. We apply clinical decision supports following evidence based guidelines.
Our rich history is marked by the following highlights:
Our Core Values as Board of Directors and Staff
Partnership and Investment in the Community
CHC’s are developed for and by local communities. This model enables Iowa communities to develop long-range solutions to local health needs.
Affordable and Accessible
Patients who are not covered by health coverage can qualify for a discounted fee (sliding fee) based on income and household size.
Cost-effective and Quality Care
Studies show that CHC’s provide care to the uninsured at ten times less than the average per capita spending on personal health care. Health Centers save Medicaid program roughly 30% in annual spending per Medicaid patient. A recent study by the George Washington University School of Public Health shows that the quality of care at health centers is as good as other primary care providers.
Care managed in partnership with patients. Every health center is governed by a community board with consumers. Patients have a say in how their healthcare is delivered through their patient representative on the center’s governing board.
Health Centers work hard to ensure patients have easy access to comprehensive primary and preventive health services. Health centers offer a wide range of vital health services on-site and through referrals. They understand the language and cultural barriers, homelessness, poverty, and the environment can impact a patient’s health. To counter these problems and provide patient-centered care, health centers develop local strategies and appropriate interventions to address these barriers.
*This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. *