• Group of local churches, physicians, agencies, businesses identified need for medical and dental assistance
  • Free Clinics began in 1999
  • Federal Funds received in 2005
  • Federally Qualified Health Center started 2006

What is a Community Health Center?

  • Not for profit corporations
  • Provides comprehensive primary health care to medically underserved populations regardless of ability to pay.
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) is another name for a Community Health Center.
  • Created by Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act 1963.
  • Federally designated & funded CHC comes in many forms. The consolidated Act of 1996 combined:
    • Community Health Centers
    • Migrant Health Programs
    • Homeless Health Programs
    • School-based Health Centers
    • Look-alikes
  Community Health Center of Fort Dodge


Our Vision
All people will have access to quality healthcare through CHCFD.
Our Mission
TO provide quality healthcare services for all.
The of Directors and Staff believe:
  • All individuals should be treated with compassion and dignity.
  • In respecting patient's rights and privacy
  • In demonstrating financial responsibility
  • In the highest level of honesty and professionalism
  • In collaboration and teamwork
  • In personal and professional growth.

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Community Health Center of Fort Dodge, 126 N 10th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Medical: 515-576-6500; Dental: 515-571-8667