Scioto County, Ohio – Compass Community Health Care Center (CCHCC) announced today they have successfully been designated renewed status as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC ) designee until 2020, and awarded the accompanying funding for a total amount of $2.1 million, which will mean $701,472 annually, for the next three years to enhance services and patient care.
Compass CEO Summer Kirby said, “The funding award enhances our ability to reduce barriers to care. It is vital that we maintain awareness of how to address the needs of our patients and community. Everyone should have access to affordable, high quality health care, regardless of insurance coverage. Our team remains committed to growing our existing health services and expanding services when we see an opportunity to address our patient’s whole health.”
Kirby also recognizes this award for excellence as an endorsement of the Compass health care team, and says, “A patient’s experience and improved outcomes is a direct reflection of the caring and compassionate team we have here at Compass. Over and over, our patient satisfaction surveys comment on how our providers take their time and really listen to our patients. We all work together to provide quality, family-style, primary health care for everyone in the community.”
Under the Public Health Service Act, FQHCs provide core primary and preventive health care services to underserved populations. In addition to primary care, Compass also offers in house pharmacy services and consultation, connection to community agencies and programs through Outreach and Enrollment services, help with transportation to the office and any other related doctor appointments; as well as on-site specialized services for behavioral health and pediatric occupational therapy services.
Compass Medical Director Dr. John Turjoman said, “We are dedicated to providing high quality and compassionate care to all in our community regardless of barriers patients may have run into in the past. Compass Community Health Care Center is constantly evolving and growing, and will adjust our services as we see our community’s needs change. Our services encompass not only the immediate local community, but all of Scioto county and the surrounding area.”
Compass Community Health Care Center, located at 1634 – 11th Street, US Highway 52E, Portsmouth, Ohio, is open to all in the community and always welcoming new patients. Call for more information, (740) 355-7102.