What is the Knox Community Health Center?
It is a primary care center that is community-based and patient-directed. By mission and design, Knox Community Health Center exists to serve those who have limited access to health care although all are welcome. Unlike most private practices, Knox Community Health Center welcomes low income individuals, the uninsured and under-insured, immigrants, migrant and seasonal farm workers, those who are homeless, and those who live in public housing.
The Knox Community Health Center is a locally-based nonprofit organization governed by a governance board comprised of area volunteers and patients of the Community Health Center.
At Knox Community Health Center, payment is based on ability to pay. Income eligible uninsured patients are charged on a federally approved sliding fee scale to ensure income or lack of insurance is not a barrier to health and dental care.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Knox Community Health Center receives funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).
The mission of the Knox Community Health Center is to serve as a medical home providing comprehensive health care for all walks and stages of life. We are dedicated to providing services which unite the ideals of prevention, wellness, and disease management; resulting in enhanced physical and mental well-being for the community members we serve.
The Knox Community Health Center Governance Board, providers, and staff strive to succeed in achieving the vision of "A community without barriers to healthcare."
Working under the principles and beliefs that guide the work of the Knox Community Health Center
- Integrity: We act with a consistency of character and are accountable for our actions.
- Reliable: We provide forthcoming, impartial, and courteous care for every patient every time.
- Quality: We achieve an exemplary level of service through individual efforts and teamwork.
- Attainable: We eliminate barriers that impede an individual’s ability to access medical and dental care.
- Compassionate: We nurture a sense of family and community among our patients and ourselves.
Pastor Dan Siems (President), Angela Peterson (Vice- President), Karen Lynch (Secretar)y, Annette Faul (Treasurer), Komi S. Adamessi, Marty Andrews, Harlan Cook, Melissa Delgado, Sally Fischell, Ronda Olin, Helen Sotelo