A BRIDGE TO HEALTH CARE

Hampton Roads Community Health Center has been a bridge to health care since opening its doors in 1995. We’ve helped thousands improve their quality of life and we’re here to help you and your family.

About HRCHC

Stroke

HRCHC is your partner to help you and your family prevent, treat and beat Stroke.

Diabetes

We’re here to help the community learn how to prevent this disease and work towards a life free of diabetes.

Hypertension

Although this condition effects millions of lives, HRCHC has solutions to help improve your quality of life.

Diet & Nutrition

How and what we eat has a big impact on our overall health and wellness.  Let’s work together for a new and better you.

SERVICES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:

TREATMENT FOR BOTH ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESSES SUCH AS DIABETES, STROKE, HYPERTENSION, DIET AND NUTRITION

  • Women’s Health Services
  • Family Planning Services
  • Prenatal Care and Post Partum Visits
  • Pediatric well baby, Immunizations and School and Sports Physicals
  • Preventive dental and restorative care for adults and children
  • Providing Quality Healthcare since 1995 to residents of the community
  • Medication Assistance Program for prescription drugs
  • On site Laboratory Testing
  • Case Management Services
  • Behavioral Health Services
  • Community Outreach and Enrollment Services

Our Story

In 1992, the Mayor for the city of Portsmouth established a Health Services Advisory Committee, representing all major Portsmouth healthcare organizations, conducted studies that revealed both a shortage and misdistribution of primary care physicians able to provide primary care to an estimated 37,000 medically indigent Portsmouth residents. Many of these individuals were gainfully employed but did not have health insurance coverage. As a result, a large number of uninsured residents, as well as those insured by Medicaid and Medicare, but unable to find a doctor, resorted to the inappropriate use of the city health department and the hospital emergency rooms for their primary care.

Hampton Roads Community Health Center, formerly known as Portsmouth Community Health Center, Inc., opened its doors as a federally qualified health center on May 14, 1995, in Portsmouth, Virginia, with two doctors, one family nurse practitioner and eleven clinical support and administrative staff.

Mission Statement:

Hampton Roads Community Health Center’s mission is to be a fiscally sound, safety net provider of primary health care services to individuals and families. Through compassionate providers and staff, HRCHC will administer quality care, that is reasonably priced, and value based, in our medically under-served communities.

  • Stroke 80%
  • Diabetes 60%
  • Hypertension 50%
  • Diet & Nutrition 90%

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In 2001 Portsmouth Community Health Center, Inc., expanded its services to the city of Norfolk. The Norfolk site is called Park Place Medical Center, and it is located at the corner of 35th and Granby, directly across from Lafayette Park and Virginia Zoo.

During 2009 the two sites together served more than 8,621 patients with 29,586 medical and dental patient visits. Over 22% of the patients were diagnosed with hypertension, 15% with diabetes and over 45% received well child examinations