Corporate Address: 6784 US 411; PO Box 308 Benton, Tennessee 37307
Ocoee Regional Health Corporation (ORHC) is a 330-funded Community Health Center which began operations in July 1978 as a single site operation meeting the needs of the medically-under-served residents of western Polk County. Since 1994, ORHC has grown to include six clinic sites serving six counties and surrounding areas in Tennessee, and has expanded the target population to include migrant and seasonal farm workers.
FEATURES & BENEFITS
ORHC has 4 physicians, 9 FNPs and PA-Cs, and 20 clinical support staff. ORHC clinics are located in the counties of Polk, Meigs, Rhea, Bledsoe, Grundy, and Bradley nested in the Third and Fourth Congressional Districts of southeast Tennessee.
ORHC provides a full array of comprehensive primary health care services. Oral health services are provided by referral.
Mental health and substance abuse service for adults are provided via referral. ORHC conducts a seasonal program for migrant farm-workers.
A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history.” Gandhi
CHC's are community-based public and private nonprofit corporations that provide comprehensive primary health care services to all people regardless of the person's ability to pay for those services. There are 31 federally funded CHCs in Tennessee that provide health care to approximately 311,312 people per year.
Primary health care includes: physician's services and, where feasible, services of physicians' assistants and nurse practitioners; diagnostic laboratory and radiological services; preventive services, including children's eye and ear examinations, prenatal services, well-child services, and family planning; and pharmaceutical services.
What obstacles do Tennesseans face in accessing primary care health care?
Some Tennesseans don't have access to primary health care because of an inability to pay; some live in areas that have major shortage of health care providers, and some have fallen into poverty, homelessness, or the ranks of the uninsured. These Tennesseans face barriers to heath care access because the system is ill-equipped to serve them. Community health centers eliminate many of the barriers to health access.
Are CHCs new?
CHC's were founded some 40 years ago. Our corporation of CHC's was started in July of 1978
In the mid-1970s a group of concerned citizens came together to find a way to provide the residents of west Polk County and the Benton area with access to health care. Their efforts resulted in getting a HRSA grant to fund a community health center
In July 1978 the Benton Family Health Care Center opened to provide comprehensive primary care medical services for the Benton community and west Polk County. The Benton Family Health Care Center operated as a standalone organization until the late 1980s, at which time the Meigs County Primary Care Center became a part of the Benton operations.
In 1991 Bill Moats was appointed to direct the organization and has since expanded operations to a total of six locations in Southeast Tennessee. Ocoee Regional Health Corporation now consists of Benton Family Health Care Center, Bledsoe County Primary Care Center, Cleveland Family Health Care Center, Grundy County Primary Care Center and Rhea County Primary Care Center.
Ocoee Regional Health Corporation offers primary care medical services to more than 65,000 residents in all of its six locations. These medical services are provided by a team of professionals consisting of Physicians, Physician Assistants and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. The corporation is proud to be a community based organization with a mission and heritage of providing access to quality medical care since 1978.
6784 US 411; PO Box 308 Benton, Tennessee 37307