Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are located throughout our 22-county catchment area, and are designed to provide needed care to marginalized populations in underserved areas. FQHCs are community-based, comprehensive health care providers that offer primary and preventive services, dental care, mental health and substance abuse services, as well as specialty care and programs to address social and structural determinants of health. They qualify for federal funding and have ongoing quality assurance programs.
Bond Community Health Center (CHC), located in Tallahassee, Florida, has been a 501(c)(3) FQHC for over thirty years. It provides patient-centered approaches to primary and preventive health care for residents of Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, Jefferson, Taylor, Franklin, Liberty and Madison counties. Their mission is to provide access to high-quality health services with a particular concern for lower socioeconomic groups, regardless of their ability to pay. A wide range of services are offered including eligibility assistance, transportation, healthy eating skills, dentistry, gynecology, pharmacy and pediatric care. To expand their reach, Bond CHC has a mobile clinic that provides services at community events and other locations in their service area.
Temple Robinson, M.D., CEO of Bond CHC, is a dedicated partner with UF Health and the UF Health Cancer Center. This partnership has grown with the addition of our new community health resource coordinator, LaTrina Massey, M.P.H., who will be hosted at Bond CHC as she works to impact cancer health outcomes in the Big Bend region of Florida.