Faith Health Center announced plans to merge with Memphis-based Christ Community Health Services (CCHS), becoming the first clinic outside of Shelby County. The move will allow the center to stay open, albeit under a different name and management, and later expand its services to include dental, mental health, and social services.
The agreement was finalized after the clinic received news that it won a federal grant to become a new access point for Christ Community Health Services. The deal hinged on winning the grant, which was a collaboration between West Tennessee Healthcare and Christ Community Health Services with support from Representative David Kustoff. The New Access Point grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care will provide $650,000 to the Jackson clinic, which CCHS plans to open by late December 2019.
The Faith Health Center will close on November 26, 2019; consumer care may be interrupted for a short period of time as work is done to the facility. However, when it reopens in December, the staff and quality of care will be the same.
Faith Health Center of Jackson, Tennessee is a non-profit 501c3 medical clinic that provides medical care, wellness counseling, and health education to insured and uninsured children, adolescents, adults, elderly, and disabled consumers in Madison and bordering rural counties of West Tennessee.
Christ Community Health Services is a Christian non-profit organization focused on fulfilling the physical, spiritual, and emotional needs of the underserved populations through health centers and outreach programs. Since the founding in 1995, the organization has provided high-quality health care and services to thousands of consumers, caregivers, students, and families in designated geographical areas in Memphis where the needs are greatest.
This was reported by the Jackson Sun on September 12, 2019.
Contact information: Christ Community Health Services, 2595 Central Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38104; 901-842-3160; Website: www.christcommunityhealth.org