Community Health Network Clinics Receive Patient-Centered Medical Home Certification

(Alvin- March 2019)- Community Health Network the received National Center for Quality Assurance (NCQA) for 2017 Patient Center Medical Home (PCMH) Recognition for three clinic locations on February 19, 2019. Community Health Network’s Adoue Family Health Center and Women and Children’s Health Center in Alvin, Texas and its Freeport Community Health Center, Freeport, Texas met the criteria for certification.

Community Health Network is a system of federally qualified health clinics located in Brazoria, Galveston, and Harris Counties that provide pharmacy, primary care, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, women’s health, men’s health, senior health, oral health care, psychiatry and therapy. Community Health Network is dedicated to developing systems of care that are of high value to the people we serve. We accept Medicaid, CHIP, Medicare, private insurance, and cash payments. Individuals and families that are uninsured may be eligible for care at a discounted price, and patients that are not eligible will find substantial value in our office visits, lab costs, and pharmacy pricing.

PCMH is a model or philosophy of primary care that is patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. The "medical home" is not a place, but a philosophy of health and health care that emphasizes providing care to patients wherever they are in the disease process, from the simplest to the most complex conditions. The PCMH is a place that should "feel like home" - where patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion, and have a strong and trusting relationship with providers and staff. A PCMH site requires a team care model that promotes accessibility, compassion, transparency, and is built on trust and communication. PCMH is not a final destination; it is a framework for achieving primary care excellence so that care is received in the right place, at the right time, and the manner that best suits a patient's needs.

CHN is preparing application to submit five additional sites for PCMH Recognition by August 2020.