[Excerpted from Midwest Today]
Many of our patients have never had a medical home that provides a comprehensive set of health services – all for free. At CommunityHealth, they have the chance to build a long-term relationship with their primary care provider. We strive to create a safe space for our patients, a place of trust, filled with familiar faces and fellow community members. Our volunteer interpreters remove the challenge of the language barrier, and all our printed material is available in Spanish and Polish as well as English. For many patients, this is the first clinic space where they feel their specific needs are taken into consideration.
Most of our patients also have chronic conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. These conditions require ongoing care and consistent access to medication. We also offer multi-week health education programs that provide holistic support for patients struggling to keep chronic conditions under control.