Anxiety isn’t all bad. What do you do when it isn’t so good.

We all worry from time to time. A change in the health of a loved one, an unexpected project at work, the challenging world in which we are living—it’s enough to make anyone feel anxious or fearful.

Anxiety isn’t all bad. In small doses, it can help you cope with tense times and may even move you to focus on the more positive.

Here are some healthy ways to deal with everyday anxiety and fear, and not let it get the best of you:

  1. Take deep, slow breaths. When you are anxious, you tend to hold your breath or breathe too rapidly. This can make you feel even more anxious. Instead, try to slow your breathing down until you are calm.
  2. Reach out. Feeling connected reduces anxiety. Although social distancing may mean you aren’t able to be around all of the people you would like to be right now, you still don’t want to be alone. Phone a friend or set up a video call with a family member. This is not the time to isolate.
  3. Live in the present. Pay attention to what is happening in your life today (rather than in the past or future), and take it one hour or one day at a time.
  4. Act on the things that most worry you. If you are worried about your job, health or income, for example, find a way to solve the problem. Save even a little money each month, or schedule a work evaluation with your boss. Taking action helps reduce anxiety.
  5. When you can find humor in a situation, it often becomes less of a worry and more of a simple hurdle to get over.
  6. Share your stress or fear. Never worry alone. Talking through anxiety can help you find a solution and realize that what is bothering you isn’t so big.

When to Get Help for Behavioral Problems

While being in a blue mood for a day or two is okay, not being able to cope or function long-term isn’t. When stress and anxiety begin to interfere on the job, at school, or with relationships and other activities of daily living, help from a behavioral health counselor may be in order.

Our licensed counselors at Community Healthcare Center are skilled to evaluate individual needs for wellness and assist with making healthier choices. The focus during counseling is to educate and help in setting personal goals and working through life concerns. Our Behavioral Health Counselors help adults and children work out what is causing fear, and then comes up with better ways of reacting to or handling it.

We provide counseling services for:

  • Mental health concerns, such as depression and anxiety
  • Behavioral concerns in children, such as ADHD and ODD
  • Weight and nutrition management
  • Learning to live with a chronic illness
  • Smoking cessation
  • Alcohol or drug abuse
  • Managing chronic pain

Behavioral and mental health concerns are treatable, and without treatment may become worse over time. With proper care from Community Healthcare Center, adults and children impacted by anxiety or depression and its challenges can live happier lives. If more specialized services are needed, our counselors will make a referral to community resources for the counseling that is needed.

Community Healthcare Center strives to make behavioral health services accessible to all our patients. We welcome Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP and most Insurances.  If you do not have insurance for services, learn about our sliding fee scale based on family size and income.

To schedule an appointment or telemedicine appointment, please call (940)766-6306.

"It was the most pleasant and positive experience I have had in a medical clinic in decades."

- Medical Patient

Mission

To provide access to high quality, respectful and patient-centered primary and preventive healthcare services for everyone.

Vision

Community Healthcare Center will eliminate health disparities and inequities in our community by being the provider of choice for primary medical, dental and behavioral healthcare services.

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Community Healthcare Center is celebrating National Health Center Week with some special events on Wednesday, August 10th. These community events include:

• Free Community Hotdog Lunch on Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome. (While supplies last.)

• Community Blood Drive with Texas Blood Institute (TXBI) on Wednesday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Look for the TXBI Bloodmobile at Community Healthcare Center.

All events will be at Community Healthcare Center located at 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

Thank you to our sponsors for the Free Community Lunch: Wichita Home Health Services, Wichita Medical Supply and Red River Hospital.

For more information, please call (940) 766-6306.
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Community Healthcare Center is celebrating National Health Center Week with some special events on Wednesday, August 10th. These community events include:

• Free Community Hotdog Lunch on Wednesday from 11:00am to 1:30pm. Everyone is welcome.  (While supplies last.)

• Community Blood Drive with Texas Blood Institute (TXBI) on Wednesday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Look for the TXBI Bloodmobile at Community Healthcare Center.

All events will be at Community Healthcare Center located at 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301. 

Thank you to our sponsors for the Free Community Lunch: Wichita Home Health Services, Wichita Medical Supply and Red River Hospital.

For more information, please call (940) 766-6306.

This week is National Health Center Week. What is National Health Center Week? National Health Center Week is a dedicated week each year to celebrate the 1,400 health centers nationwide that serve over thirty million Americans. That means about 1 in 12 people in the United States gets their care at a Community Health Center.

Since 1994, Community Healthcare Center has provided high-quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare to our community, delivering value to, and having a significant impact on our local healthcare system. In 2021, Community Healthcare Center served over 31,000 patients with over 113,000 visits.

Last Tuesday, August 2nd, DeeDee McKinney, Associate Operations Officer and David Preston, Director of Marketing & Outreach accepted the Mayor's Proclamation proclaiming August 7th through the 13th as National Health Center Week here locally.

To celebrate National Health Center Week, your Community Healthcare Center will be having some special events that will give you the opportunity to visit your local health center and celebrate the important partnership they have with your community. Those community events include:

• Free Community Hotdog Lunch on Wednesday, August 10th from 11:00am to 1:30pm. The community lunch is sponsored by Wichita Home Health Services, Wichita Medical Supply and Red River Hospital. (*While supplies last.)

• Community Blood Drive with Texas Blood Institute (TXBI) on Wednesday, August 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Look for the TXBI Bloodmobile at Community Healthcare Center.

• FREE Sports Physical Clinic on Thursday, August 11th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Our Free Sports Physical Clinic is sponsored by First National Bank and Anderson Ranch Graphics.

We also would like to say thank you to FORVIS for being a National Health Center Week sponsor.

All events will be at Community Healthcare Center located at 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301.

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This week is National Health Center Week. What is National Health Center Week? National Health Center Week is a dedicated week each year to celebrate the 1,400 health centers nationwide that serve over thirty million Americans. That means about 1 in 12 people in the United States gets their care at a Community Health Center. 

Since 1994, Community Healthcare Center has provided high-quality, affordable, comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare to our community, delivering value to, and having a significant impact on our local healthcare system. In 2021, Community Healthcare Center served over 31,000 patients with over 113,000 visits. 

Last Tuesday, August 2nd, DeeDee McKinney, Associate Operations Officer and David Preston, Director of Marketing & Outreach accepted the Mayors Proclamation proclaiming August 7th through the 13th as National Health Center Week here locally.

To celebrate National Health Center Week, your Community Healthcare Center will be having some special events that will give you the opportunity to visit your local health center and celebrate the important partnership they have with your community. Those community events include:

• Free Community Hotdog Lunch on Wednesday, August 10th from 11:00am to 1:30pm. The community lunch is sponsored by Wichita Home Health Services, Wichita Medical Supply and Red River Hospital. (*While supplies last.)

• Community Blood Drive with Texas Blood Institute (TXBI) on Wednesday, August 10th from 10:00am to 3:00pm. Look for the TXBI Bloodmobile at Community Healthcare Center.

• FREE Sports Physical Clinic on Thursday, August 11th from 2:00pm to 5:00pm. Our Free Sports Physical Clinic is sponsored by First National Bank and Anderson Ranch Graphics. 

We also would like to say thank you to FORVIS for being a National Health Center Week sponsor.

All events will be at Community Healthcare Center located at 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Wichita Falls, Texas 76301. 

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Community Healthcare Center had a fantastic time at the Wichita Falls Project Back to School this morning. We hope all the kids have a great school year. ... See MoreSee Less

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