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.

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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 (CHC), like other healthcare organizations, has experienced a drastic increase in COVID-19 symptomatic visits from its existing patients and the local community. Due to the related increase in patient volume and decrease in staffing and other resources, CHC has made temporary changes in its patient acceptance policies.

Specifically, CHC will continue to provide the same high quality and quantity of services to our existing patients; however, we will only be accepting new patients within the following vulnerable populations:

• Ages 20 and under,
• Ages 65 and older, or
• Pregnant women.

Persons within the ages of 21 through 64 who are not pregnant and are not already an established CHC patient will need to seek primary care services elsewhere. We will look forward to being able to begin accepting new patients from all age groups and both maternity statuses as soon as possible.

Again, all current patients are welcomed to continue receiving whatever primary care services we offer from us whenever they need it, and regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status. Any new patients that we can accept (ages 20 and under, 65 and older, or that are pregnant), will continue to be welcomed too, also regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for all qualified individuals, patient or not, ages 12 and older. Individuals wanting to be vaccinated may schedule their COVID-19 vaccination by calling (940) 766-6306. However, simply receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from CHC does not establish you as a CHC patient.
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Community Healthcare Center (CHC), like other healthcare organizations, has experienced a drastic increase in COVID-19 symptomatic visits from its existing patients and the local community. Due to the related increase in patient volume and decrease in staffing and other resources, CHC has made temporary changes in its patient acceptance policies.

Specifically, CHC will continue to provide the same high quality and quantity of services to our existing patients; however, we will only be accepting new patients within the following vulnerable populations:

• Ages 20 and under, 
• Ages 65 and older, or
• Pregnant women.

Persons within the ages of 21 through 64 who are not pregnant and are not already an established CHC patient will need to seek primary care services elsewhere. We will look forward to being able to begin accepting new patients from all age groups and both maternity statuses as soon as possible.

Again, all current patients are welcomed to continue receiving whatever primary care services we offer from us whenever they need it, and regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status.  Any new patients that we can accept (ages 20 and under, 65 and older, or that are pregnant), will continue to be welcomed too, also regardless of their COVID-19 vaccine status.  
  
COVID-19 vaccines are available for all qualified individuals, patient or not, ages 12 and older.  Individuals wanting to be vaccinated may schedule their COVID-19 vaccination by calling (940) 766-6306.  However, simply receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from CHC does not establish you as a CHC patient.

The dates for the COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at the Career Education Center have been extended past Labor Day. The clinic will now operate every Friday from 4-6 pm until further notice. ... See MoreSee Less

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I got mine there! Super nice staff 💜💜

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It's Important to us that you are satisfied with the care you receive at Community Healthcare Center. Please take a moment to fill out a patient satisfaction survey. www.chcwf.com/surveys/ ... See MoreSee Less

Its Important to us that you are satisfied with the care you receive at Community Healthcare Center. Please take a moment to fill out a patient satisfaction survey. https://www.chcwf.com/surveys/
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