About Us

Mission Statement

“Community Health Service Inc. prides itself in delivering quality, patient-centered health care and services with professionalism and passion, collaborating with community partners to promote health equity.”

Quality, Affordable Care

Community Health Service Inc. (CHSI) is a network of federally qualified health centers in Minnesota and North Dakota, including clinics in Moorhead, Rochester, Willmar, and Grafton and a victim advocacy services office in Crookston. Community Health Service Inc. provides quality, comprehensive health care at an affordable price — accepting Medicaid, Medicare, private insurance, and sliding fee payments. Our model of integrated services includes medical, dental, and behavioral health care, as well as community referrals, Medicaid enrollment, and advocacy and crisis services for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.

CHSI strives to empower patients managing chronic conditions and improve health literacy leveraging electronic medical records system, telehealth and cutting-edge technologies. Due to the predominantly rural service areas of North Dakota and Minnesota, CHSI also operates three mobile units that provide health and dental services where patients live and work. CHSI deploys these mobile units to farms, local restaurants, churches, employers or any location where patients do not have transportation or resources to travel.

A Board of Directors, comprised of a 51 percent patient majority, governs CHSI. As a result, patients truly have a voice in guiding and directing their community health.

Our History

Community Health Service Inc. was founded in Moorhead, Minnesota, in 1973 as Migrant Health Service Inc., a collection of small, seasonal, nurse-managed clinics that provided health care services for migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their families, utilizing a voucher payment system. However, due to the growing need for health care service in our communities, year-round clinics were established in our current locations; and, in 2014, the name was changed in response to the shifting demographics of our patients and communities.

Over the course of its 50-year history, CHSI has forged a foundation of trust, not only with farmworkers in communities across the service area, but also a diverse network of collaborative partners. The services our partners provide often play a very important role ensuring that the entire patient - and not just their immediate healthcare needs - are thoughtfully addressed. CHSI collaborates with a network of community partners to meet the needs of the patient that go beyond a mere checkup at a clinic. CHSI also actively networks with other community health centers through the association with Minnesota Association of Community Health Centers, Community Health Association of the Dakotas and Breakwater Health Network. CHSI is looking forward to continue growth and working with our partners for meeting the health care needs of our patients and communities for another 45 years, with a strong emphasis on quality and affordable health care.

Quality

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CHSI Offers Services For:

  • Acute Care
  • MNSure Enrollments
  • Free Nurse Education
  • Cervical & Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Immunizations
  • Child & Teen Check Ups
  • Sport Physicals
  • Care Coordination
  • Women's Health & Limited Prenatal Services
  • Well Baby Check ups
  • STI Screening & Contraceptive Management

FREE services to all CHSI patients include health & nutrition education, bilingual health education materials, interpreters, and on site INDemand interpreting services in over 200 languages.

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