Health First Community Health Center is a not for profit, federally qualified health center. We operate seven clinics throughout six counties in Western Kentucky. Our mission is to serve as a focal point in the region for increasing access to primary care services and improving the health status of the residents in the communities we serve regardless of financial status.
At Cabell Platt Medical Center in Henderson, we offer family practice, pediatrics and behavioral health services. We provide a wide range of other services throughout our health centers. Dr. Kumar, Melanie Chapman, APRN, FNP and Cassy Chandler, MSW, LCSW are dedicated to providing quality, evidence based care to our patients in Henderson.
A sliding fee scale discount program is offered for uninsured and under insured patients who meet the federal eligibility guidelines. These guidelines are based on income and household size. The funding for this program is made possible through federal grant funds. At Health First, we provide services to all patients, regardless of their ability to pay. We also accept all major commercial insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and KCHIP.
If you or someone that you know cannot afford their medications, we have prescription assistance programs available. We work with the Kentucky Prescription Assistance Program (KPAP), pharmaceutical companies and partner with local pharmacies to offer discounts through the 340B prescription discount program. If Health First is your medical home, you have the opportunity to visit one of our partner pharmacies and save money on your prescriptions, if eligible. Being a federally qualified health center, our partner pharmacies are able to acquire medications for a lower than normal, market price.
Health First has been recognized as a level three Patient Centered Medical Home. A patient centered medical home is a care delivery model that is patient centered, comprehensive team-based, coordinated accessible and focused on quality and safety. The medical home team at Health First has a goal to be your partner in healthcare by serving as your medical home. Only one in six primary care physicians in America practices in an NCQA-Recognized medical home practice. Health First is proud to be among an elite group that has demonstrated its commitment to advancing quality in health care.
***CORRECTION: When this article appeared in print in the April/May issue of Henderson Family, we incorrectly listed Health First Community Health Center’s address. Their correct address is: 700 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Henderson, KY 42420.
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