Primary care provides comprehensive acute and chronic medical care to patents in need. Community Health Centers (CHCs) follow strict guidelines for providing quality primary care. As a patient, you can feel confident that your doctors and nurses are well trained to take care of you and your family.
Lack of dental providers in rural areas across the Dakotas limits access to primary and preventive dental healthcare. CHCs bridge the gap by offering regular exams and education along with preventive care. Oral health issues can be a sign or cause of other health concerns. Dental checkups on a regular basis are vital for a healthy lifestyle.
Behavioral health and physical health are connected. Providing behavioral healthcare in a primary medical care setting can reduce stigma and discrimination, be cost effective and lead to improved patient outcomes.