Since its start in 1973, Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI) has catered to the health care needs of agricultural workers throughout Minnesota and North Dakota. CHSI is based in Moorhead, MN and is a private, non-profit organization that receives federal, state, and foundation grants.
Registered nurses (RNs) manage each of CHSI’s clinics, and nurse practitioners and physician assistants are available at some locations. Bilingual Spanish-speaking staff is at each clinic as well. They provide excellent care while keeping your costs low. All CHSI patients are placed on a sliding fee scale. This means you are charged based on your ability to pay. Help is also available if you need medications and lab tests or x-rays. CHSI can also help pay for visits to a dentist, doctor, or specialist.
CHSI clients often have multiple health conditions; more specifically diabetes, cardiovascular disease, obesity, mental health concerns, or are in need of vision and/or dental care. CHSI also sees clients in regards to prenatal and women’s health issues. A domestic violence advocacy program operates under the auspices of CHSI and serves men, women, and children throughout the service area.
Federal, state, and foundation grants support CHSI’s mission of providing quality health care and associated program services regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status.
Individuals who have worked in agriculture in the past 24 months – and members of their household – are eligible for vouchers and low-cost medical care at any of CHSI’s clinic locations. Call or stop into a clinic for more information.
The mission for CHSI is to serve targeted populations living in Minnesota and North Dakota in an effective, dignified and culturally sensitive manner regardless of: ability to pay, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or status with regard to public assistance.
CHSI’s primary goal is improving the health status of its clients through expanding access to health care, and providing high-quality, affordable services that are culturally appropriate for the target population. Continuity of quality care among CHSI’s sites is facilitated by the recent acquisition of electronic health records (EHRs).