The mission of CHF is to support and strengthen the capacity of the member community clinics to provide accessible and affordable health care in underserved communities.
By entering the CHF web of care, individuals have access to a wide range of clinic services and referrals to needed care and community resources. An overview of specific services provided by CHF member clinics includes: pediatric and adult primary care; urgent care; well-child care; immunizations; chronic disease prevention and management; family planning; cervical and breast cancer screening; prenatal care; pregnancy testing; STI testing and treatment; optometry; physical therapy; preventive dental care; individual therapy; support groups; rape crisis care; psychological assessment; and psychiatric evaluation.
The collaborative nature of CHF member clinics provides patients with a link to other needed resources. In addition to providing culturally appropriate direct health care services, CHF member clinics also provide transportation, translation and social services to patients, as well as health education and outreach services in public and private schools, prisons, churches and public housing facilities. If a patient requires a service – medical or otherwise – not provided by a particular clinic, he or she can be referred to or provided the necessary resources through a different member clinic or the community at large (food, shelter, clothing, jobs/employment).
In 2011, CHF member clinics provided health care to 193,726 individuals and conducted 498,813 client visits in the Twin Cities metropolitan area, serving residents of the following counties: Anoka, Benton, Blue Earth, Chisago, Dakota, Hennepin, Isanti, Nicollet, Ramsey, Scott, Sherburne, Stearns, Washington and Wright.