What is a Community
Community Health Centers are designated as federally qualified health centers that provide primary, behavioral, and dental health care services to patients, regardless of their ability to pay. The 17 Community Health Centers in Wisconsin serve over 300,000 patients each year. Community Health Centers are not-for-profit clinics with patient-majority governing boards. To earn a federal designation, they must be located in or serve communities with limited access to traditional care networks, and may be in either rural or urban areas.
Interested in a career at a Community Health Center?
Community Health Centers aim to hire mission-driven employees with a passion for providing patient-centered care to systemically excluded communities. There are many opportunities in rural and urban areas, from “up north” to the state border and from the eastern coast of Lake Michigan to the bluffs of western Wisconsin. Community Health Centers employ clinical professionals such as physicians and dental hygienists and a wide range of staff to help patients overcome barriers like transportation, translation, or care coordination. Community Health Centers participate in the National Health Service Corps, a federal program that provides loan forgiveness for clinical professionals practicing in under-resourced communities for a number of years. Find a Community Health Center job that interests you.