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Community Health Care is a private, non-profit organization created in 1987 when the clinical system moved from the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department after several years of operation by that organization. The total history of the clinic system dates to 1969 when local physicians and concerned citizens, recognizing the problems of access to quality health care for the county’s low-income and uninsured residents, established two volunteer clinics to help fill that void.

The first two clinics, in East Tacoma and in the Hilltop area of Downtown Tacoma, were operated one or two nights a week by volunteer physicians with the help of other citizens handling logistics and paperwork. In the early 1970s limited funding was obtained from the federal Model Cities Program to support the continuation of the clinical services. In 1980 a new federal funding resource called The Urban Health Initiative made it possible for the county Health Department to take over the operation of the two clinics and to establish two additional clinics, one in Sumner and one in Lakewood.

In 1987, with the passage of the federal Public Health Service Act, funds became available to place the clinic operations under the leadership of a private, non-profit organization. Community Health Care Delivery System (CHCDS) was chartered in late 1986 and took over the operation of the four clinics under the direction of Ms. Florence Reeves as Executive Director. Ms. Reeves was a Registered Nurse who had headed the clinic program within the Health Department. CHCDS, under the federal funding guidelines, was (and is) governed by a Board of Directors which is composed of clinic patients and other local citizens. By federal requirement, 51% of the Board members must be patients of the clinic system.

With the early addition of a dental clinic to the initial four medical clinics CHCDS began a consistent pattern of growth in an attempt to better meet the needs of the low-income, uninsured, and under-insured residents of Pierce County. In 1995 David Flentge became the new President and CEO of the organization and in 1997, on the 10th anniversary of the organization, the name was officially changed to Community Health Care.

This organization currently operates five medical and three dental clinics.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n)

Community Health Care is an FTCA Deemed facility

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Community Health Care Is Opening a School-Based Clinic

Friday, July 19, 2019

  Tacoma News Tribune article by Allison Needles There’s a need in Bethel schools that’s not being addressed, according to Bethel School District officials. Some students — especially low-income and homeless students — aren’t receiving health care. They’re missing out on valuable learning time because of it, said Dawn Fox, nurse administrator for Bethel schools. … Read More

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Community Health Care Unveils Tanbara Endowment For Patient Care

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

by Rick Oldenburg, CAP® First installment of 2 parts: Dr. George Tanbara was a humble man who lived through much to become the person he was – he was a 2nd generation Japanese American born in Portland Oregon in 1922. He moved with his mother and sister to Los Angeles, and later enrolled at USC … Read More

Measles – It isn’t just a little rash

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Measles – It isn’t just a little rash. If you or a child have the signs and symptoms for Measles, contact your medical provider immediately for an appointment or advice. Learn more at www.cdc.gov/measles or go here for information for parents www.cdc.gov/features/measles  

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Kimi and George Tanbara, MD Humanitarian Award Dinner – A Night to Remember

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

by Josh Krebsbach On Tuesday October 9th we gathered more than 450 guests for an evening of good food, great friends, and inspiration from some of our community leaders. We had a heartwarming evening as we honored James L. Walton with the Kimi and George Tanbara, M.D. Humanitarian Award. The evening was led by our … Read More

New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers

Friday, August 17, 2018

  U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers Washington August 15, 2018 Contacts:  Kerry Arndt (Murray) (202) 224-2834 | Bryan Watt (Cantwell) (202) 224-8277 Senators Murray, Cantwell Announce Significant New Investments to Strengthen Community Health Centers Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $3.8 … Read More

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