What began in 1992 with 2 doctors, 1 nurse and 11 supporting staff members is now a much larger vitally important piece of the community. 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.

In 2001 Portsmouth Community Health Center, Inc., expanded its services to the city of Norfolk. The Norfolk site is called Park Place Family 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.

In the last 3 years, the organization has grown and expanded to 5 locations total in Portsmouth and Norfolk servicing over 13,000 children and adults for both medical and dental needs.

We are proud of our past and grateful for the privilege of providing quality and affordable health care services to residents of our community. Our staff is among the most caring, compassionate and qualified professionals you will find. Our outcomes and patient safety are our highest priorities. Our costs are among the most competitive as we provide affordable healthcare to anyone who needs it. Please join us and support us as we build on the past to assure continued access to quality healthcare, close to home for all area residents. We can keep the vision of quality community-based healthcare alive in the 21st century…it is time to continue to grow and move to the next chapter in the life of Hampton Roads Community Health Center!


Delores F. Adams, Board Chair


Hampton Roads Community Health Center Board members are elected to serve on one or more of the following standing committees:

Finance Committee – typically chaired by the Board Treasurer. The committee makes recommendations regarding grant budgets, allocation of funds and monitors the monthly expenditures of the health center.

Personnel Committee – chaired by a Board member. The committee reviews and approves employee personnel policies, job descriptions, salary scales and fringe benefits.

Performance Improvement Committee – typically chaired by a Board member with a clinical background. The committee reviews the clinical goals of the organization and monitors the quality of care and patient satisfaction. The committee also provides oversight in accordance with performance improvement standards as set forth by the federal government, other regulatory agencies and/or accreditation bodies.

Strategic Planning Committee – chaired by a Board member. The committee develops, maintains and evaluates the strategic plan of the health center, including conducting periodic community needs assessment to effectively ensure organizational sustainability well into the future. The Strategic Planning Committee also plans periodic retreats for the full Board of Directors and key personnel.

All Hampton Roads Community Health Center Board members actively participate in supporting the organization by raising funds, including seeking out potential donors and personally soliciting key prospective donors.

If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors for Hampton Roads Community Health Center, please download a Board Nomination Application (PDF)


Delores F. Adams, Chairman
Mary Gore, Vice Chair
Ramsay McCullough, Treasurer
Brennen Peterson, Member
Dianne Gardner, Member
Henry Pittman, Member
Edwin Harris, Member
Ivory Jackson Beler, Member
Meredith King Elliott, Member
Carol Ascher, Member
Virginia Everett, Member
Susan M. Gould, Member