At Community Health Programs, our door is always open to those in need – regardless of insurance, ability to pay, immigration or housing status. Nearly a third our patients (30%) are lower-income and rely on MassHealth or other Medicaid coverage; 25% of our patients receive Medicare, and 6% are uninsured. Thirty percent of CHP’s patients have income below 200% of the federal poverty level; hundreds are agricultural workers and nearly a 1,000 are either homeless or live in public housing.
Over 97% of our Family Services clients live below the federal poverty level while raising children.
CHP provides high quality health care and support services to these neighbors in need. As the only Federally Qualified Health Center in the county, in 2016 we served 20,540 individuals through 63,282 visits. Through our medical and dental practices, our mobile health unit, and our Family Services programs we strive to reach residents throughout Berkshire County.
Community Health Programs remains committed to providing compassionate care to all, and every day we rely on the generosity of friends, neighbors, foundations, and businesses to achieve this goal. Your gifts make a significant difference in the lives of CHP patients.
What your contribution provides:
$15 per month for a year ($180) pays the cost of a a sick visit for an uninsured adult at one of our health centers.
$16 per month for a year ($192) provides a physical exam for an uninsured Berkshire resident.
$50 provides a hungry family of four with enough emergency food to last three days. (Every dollar invested in feeding children and pregnant women saves three dollars in future medical costs.)
$212 provides an uninsured adult with a dental exam and x-rays at one of our dental centers.
$300, or $25 per month for a year, provides 15 families from our weekly playgroups with a field trip to a local cultural event. The playgroups are where children explore physical, creative, and social play while parents find new friends and much-needed support.
Give the gift of health with your donation, and help make a positive impact on the lives of our friends and neighbors!