January 30, 2017
The Norwalk Community Health Center (NCHC) opened its doors in April 1999 to respond to the need for affordable, accessible, and culturally appropriate services for low-income residents of Norwalk. Located at 120 Connecticut Avenue, NCHC is an independent nonprofit 501 (c)3 healthcare organization and Federally Qualified Health Center whose mission is to improve individual and community health. NCHC does this by providing comprehensive, primary care services (adult, pediatric, OB/GYN, and behavioral health) to 14,000 people (52,000 visits) each year, regardless of their ability to pay.
NCHC’s target population consists of the low-income and medically underserved residents of Norwalk, with particular emphasis on those living below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. People living below the poverty level often experience significant health gaps and multiple barriers to accessing medical, dental and behavioral health services. In addition to its target population, NCHC is available to anyone seeking care. The Center accepts all forms of payment including Medicaid, Medicare, commercial insurance, and self-pay.
At the Center, families receive continuity of care and caring from our pediatric and adult and women’s health, to behavioral health service providers as well as an outreach team. NCHC also has a Mobile Medical Unit that travels to locations in Norwalk and Westport, including the Open Door Shelter and public housing complexes, to extend health care to some of the most vulnerable residents. This spring, NCHC will add dental services for children, adolescents and adults.