Frequently Asked Questions

When it comes to providing medical services Community HealthNet Health Centers (CHN) is at the forefront of delivering quality, accessible and affordable healthcare. In addition to medical services, CHN offers a vast amount of resources for newborns to adults. Since opening our doors in 1998, we have strived to provide our patients with a patient-centered medical home regardless of the patient’s ability to pay.

What is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)?

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) include all organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits. FQHCs must serve an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a governing board of directors.

What is CHN’s Centering Pregnancy?

CHN is the first Centering Pregnancy program to receive certification in Northwest Indiana. Centering Pregnancy creates a warm nurturing environment for the mom to be and her support system.

What is Centering Pregnancy?

Group Prenatal visits that provide 3 components of prenatal care:

* Assessment of the mom and the baby

* Education of the mom and significant others

Support of the mom, the baby and family

• In 2011 Community HealthNet received a grant from the March of Dimes of Indiana to implement a Centering Pregnancy Program

• Community HealthNet requested the funding to implement a pilot project using the Centering Model of care as a means to reduce the infant mortality among the patients of the health center

• A 2012 study in the American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology found a 47% reduction in preterm births for women in a Centering program compared to women in traditional maternity care

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