Reach Out and Read

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This national literacy program trains doctors and nurses to advise parents on the importance of reading aloud. The program began in 1989 at Boston City Hospital when nurses and doctors brought books to the pediatric waiting area so that children and parents could read together while waiting for an appointment.

The program emphasizes the importance of literacy as part of preventive checkups for children 6 months to 5 years of age. New developmentally appropriate books are presented to these young patients at each well-child checkup.

In March 2002, Community Healthcare Center launched this program for its pediatric patients. The Wichita Falls Kiwanis Club contributed the needed seed money and volunteers consistent with its objective of promoting literacy to children. An additional grant, covering books, was procured from the Reach Out and Read Foundation for the first year. The Junior League of Wichita Falls adopted the program for four years, contributing funding and volunteers to read to children in patient waiting areas.

"Instead of the tense feeling people normally get when they go to the dentist I was more relaxed. It was great to not have to sit and wait. It was a pleasant experience."

- Dental 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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We are so excited to see the progress being made on our new Community Healthcare Center at Vernon College clinical site. It will be located at 4105 Maplewood Avenue. Thank you BYSP architects for sharing the pictures and the progress of our new site. ...

Have you or your child had a medical, dental or behavioral health counseling appointment recently at Community Healthcare Center? Please let us know about your experience by completing a patient satisfaction survey. Go to www.chcwf.com/surveys ...

Have you or your child had a medical, dental or behavioral health counseling appointment recently at Community Healthcare Center? Please let us know about your experience by completing a patient satisfaction survey. Go to www.chcwf.com/surveys

TodayCare, Community Healthcare Center's primary care walk-in clinic, is open Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, and is open during regular business hours Monday through Friday. All ages are welcome, and no appointments are necessary. We welcome Medicare, Medicaid, most STAR Plans, CHIP and most Insurances. A sliding fee scale discount is available based on family size and income. Community Healthcare Center’s TodayCare Walk-In Clinic is located at 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76301. For more information, please call (940)766-6306 or visit www.chcwf.com/todaycare/ ...

TodayCare, Community Healthcare Centers primary care walk-in clinic, is open Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, and is open during regular business hours Monday through Friday. All ages are welcome, and no appointments are necessary. We welcome Medicare, Medicaid, most STAR Plans, CHIP and most Insurances. A sliding fee scale discount is available based on family size and income. Community Healthcare Center’s TodayCare Walk-In Clinic is located at 200 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Wichita Falls, TX 76301. For more information, please call (940)766-6306 or visit https://www.chcwf.com/todaycare/
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