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PROGRAMS


1st Choice Healthcare, is a non-profit, FTCA Deemed, community governed organization.  1st Choice Healthcare has a governing body, composed of volunteers from the communities we serve.  At least 51% of the board must be consumers of our services.  That means you are always assured that 1st Choice Healthcare centers are

  • Open to all residents, regardless of insurance status
  • Provide reduced cost care based on ability to pay
  • Tailor services to fit the special needs and priorities of local communities
  • Provide services based on the advice of local residents, businesses, churches, and other organizations
  • Offer services that help patients access health care, case management, health education, nutritional counseling, and chronic disease management.

At 1st Choice Healthcare, we embrace and practice patient-centered care and we strive to provide all of our patients with the best possible medical care. We encourage each patient to take an active role in their healthcare. We believe that in addition to helping patients when they are sick, we can and should help guide them in making healthy choices for preventive care.

We are a growing practice and currently accepting new patients. We understand our patients have busy lives, which is why we have extended hours of Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. so you can fit us in to your schedule.


CARE COORDINATION


Care is facilitated by Care Coordinators and aided by the electronic health record to assure that patients get the indicated care when and where they need it and want it, in a culturally and linguistically appropriate manner.


DIABETES CARE


The diabetes care program provides self management education for patients with diabetes, as well as lifestyle management education, to prevent diabetes not only within our medical clinic by also with numerous community partners.


MEDICATION ASSISTANCE


Get the medications you need without straining your budget. 1st Choice Healthcare works with drug manufacturers to help eligible patients get their prescribed medications for $2.00 a script and a labeling fee at the pharmacy.

Our medication assistance program coordinator helps you complete the necessary paperwork. You may need to provide some financial information. In the end, you get the prescribed medications needed to complete your treatment plan or manage your illness.

Things to Know:

  • For patients of 1st Choice Healthcare lower cost drugs may be available through our 340B drug pricing program
  • Needs based discount program is available for those who have qualified through one of 1st Choice Healthcare clinics.

SIGHT FOR STUDENTS


Sight for Students is a VSP charity that provides free vision exams and glasses to low-income, uninsured children.  The program operates nationally through a network of community partners who identify children in need and VSP network doctors who provide the eyecare services.


More an 50,000 children each year receive a free comprehensive eye exam and corrective lenses if needed through Sight for Students.  These are children who would otherwise not receive the eyecare and eyewear they need to do their best work in school and perform their best at play.

Sight for Students gift certificates are distributed through a network of community partners.  The partner will determine with a child meets the eligibility requirements of the program, which are:

  • The family’s income is no more than 200% of the federal poverty level.
  • The child is not enrolled in Medicaid or other vision insurance.
  • The child is 18 years or younger and has not graduated from high school.
  • The child or parent is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant with a social security number.
  • The child has not used the Sight for Students program during the past 12 months.

If a child is eligible, the community partner will issue a Sight for Students gift certificate along with a list of VSP doctors in the area.  All VSP doctors accept Sight for Student gift certificates, so the family can pick the doctor that’s right for the child.

To find out more about Sight for Students, visit vsp.com/community or call 888.290.4964.


PATIENT-CENTERED CARE


Patient Centered Medical Home is a partnership between you as a patient and your primary care physician. You are the center of the team which is lead by the physician. The goal is to provide continuous coordinated healthcare throughout your lifetime so that you will be as healthy as you possibly can be.

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VACCINES FOR CHILDREN


The VFC program is a federally funded program that provides vaccines at no cost to children who might not otherwise by vaccinated because on inability to pay.  VFC was created by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993 as a new entitlement program to be a required part of each state’s Medicaid plan.  The program was officially implemented in October 1994.


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