Community Health Center
What is a community health center?
A community health center is designed to deliver comprehensive, affordable health care services to anyone, despite any barriers that may impact their access to quality health care. It’s a nonprofit outpatient clinic that strives to provide high-quality, affordable health services in medical, dental, and mental disciplines.
Health centers are located in underserved and low-income urban and rural areas across America. Health centers serve more than 28 million people nation-wide and provide highly efficient and cost-effective care, generating $24 billion in savings for the health care system annually.
Who do health centers serve?
- People of all ages
- People with and without health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare
- People of all races and ethnicities
- Special populations
What are some barriers that can limit a patient’s access to health care?
- Geographic location far away from a health clinic or hospital
- Low or no income to pay for health services
- Absence of a health insurance plan to lower medical costs
- English language proficiency limitations
- Residents of public housing or those who are homeless
- Migrant or seasonal agricultural workers
Community health centers are governed by a community board that is represented by a minimum of 51% patient consumers. Community health centers serve everyone—no matter what the income or insurance status is of a patient.
32 Community Health Center Locations in South Dakota
Horizon Health Care is made up of a network of community health centers with 32 Horizon clinic locations across the state of South Dakota. We are a primary care provider that has been nationally recognized by the Health Resources and Services Administration. In our rural communities, our health centers support a community’s ability to retain local health care options, supporting access to health care where rural South Dakotans live and work.
As community health centers, we develop special relationships with our patients. Each Horizon clinic is proud to offer quality health care regardless of cost. For patients who do have insurance, we can work with your insurance company and offer a sliding fee program if you qualify.
Welcoming Patients to Horizon Health Care
Horizon Health Care places a special emphasis on providing whole health medicine and wellness throughout your life. We are a medical home, where patients can find services that promote health and preventative care, and manage chronic conditions and disabilities. When we see patients regularly throughout their lives, we know their history, and ultimately provide better care and outcomes.
We care for the wellness of the whole person, and treat every patient with professionalism, dignity and respect.
“Keeping communities well” is our mantra. We look forward to providing personalized, affordable, high-quality medical, dental, and mental health care to any patient that walks through our doors. Contact us if you have any questions on our services.