Mid-State Health Center celebrates National Health Center Week this week, August 7 through August 13, to create awareness about the clinics around the nation that work tirelessly to keep our communities healthy.
Community Health Centers (CHCs) provide preventive and primary care services to more than 92,000 patients in New Hampshire. CHCs, like Mid-State, strive to provide care to those in our community who are underserved and lack access to affordable, quality care. CHCs are not ordinary medical clinics; they are problem-solvers who reach beyond the exam room to care for the whole person by providing access to necessities like food and housing resources, dental, behavioral health, and more; further, they care for everyone, regardless of insurance status.
While our approach is community-based, collectively we are the backbone of the nation’s primary care system. CHCs lower health care costs to the tune of 24 billion dollars a year, reduce rates of chronic diseases and stimulate local economies.
“We are proud to be a part of the solution and recognize the vital role that health centers play in providing top-notch and accessible care to underserved populations,” said Robert MacLeod, Mid-State’s Chief Executive Officer, “we are continuously looking to add services that are needed in our region, and that are affordable and accessible to those in our community who need it most.”
Mid-State Health Center is committed during National Health Center Week, and every week, to addressing factors that cause poor health in our community. You can help too, by supporting a health center in your community.