Why Work at a Community Health Center

Community Health Centers are mission-driven, community-oriented, and patient-centered organizations filled with people with a passion for making a difference.

Community Health Centers have medical, dental, and behavioral health services often all under one roof. They maximize this service integration by practicing team-based care to provide the care that patients need most. Community Health Centers are values-driven organizations that focus on helping individuals and communities achieve their highest health potential.

What Makes Community Health Centers Unique?

Mission-minded

Community Health Center staff are passionate and mission-driven individuals that provide quality care to under-resourced populations. Beyond clinical care, Community Health Centers also support services and programs that reduce or eliminate barriers to care. Examples include but are not limited to: offering sliding scale fees, legal services, community resource navigation, and transportation.

Community-Oriented

Community Health Centers are patient-centered and tailor services according to the needs of the communities they serve. Not only do Community Health Centers empower patients to make informed choices about their health and lifestyle, each Community Health Center is required to have a 51% patient-majority Board of Directors.

WPHCA’S MEDICAL ASSISTANT APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

The Medical Assistant Apprenticeship (MAA) Program is a 12-month program that prepares
participants to take the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) test through the National
Healthcareer Association. 

The program:

  • Is an in-house apprenticeship program through the Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA) and is not registered through the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
  • The curriculum is leased from the Washington Association for Community Health’s InReach Medical Assistant Apprenticeship Program.
  • The pilot cohort begins Fall 2022 and will be accepting 20 Medical Assistant (MA) Apprentices.

Explore Loan Repayment Options

As a health care professional, working at a Community Health Center means you may be eligible for the following federal and state programs that provide scholarship or loan repayment assistance:

Wisconsin State Loan Repayment Programs

  • Health Professions Loan Assistance Program
  • Rural Provider Loan Assistance Program

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