National Health Center Week (NHWC) is August 7-13, it’s a time when health centers recognize their efforts and accomplishments in the community. Treasure Coast Community Health (TCCH) shows appreciation and thanks to every patient, employee and volunteer on a daily basis. During NHCW, TCCH is taking it a step further, extending an extra thank you to celebrate the continual dedication demonstrated by the caring network of people who work with them and are devoted to growing a stronger and healthier community. Serving more than 26,000 patients throughout Indian River County (IRC), the acknowledgements they’re bestowing extend far.
Ninety percent of patients recommend TCCH services and providers. This is no small feat as healthcare programs are abundant and varied, with new services expanding year after year. From women’s health to dental care, TCCH covers the gamete of health related services and they do it well.
TCCH’s most recent milestone is the Vision Program, which began in July 2021 at the Fellsmere location. “The Vision Program is only one example of the exemplary standard of care TCCH provides to meet the needs of the community. We are always analyzing the needs of the community and working to fill gaps in patient care,” TCCH CEO Vicki Soulé said. The Fellsmere staff are multicultural and bilingual, further meeting the needs of the community. Additionally, Hispanic children account for more than a third of visually impaired children.
Furthermore, thanks to a grant from Impact 100 Indian River, plans are in place to expand the program to the Gifford location, another area of extreme need, more central to Indian River County.
Cheri, a Fellsmere resident who receives regular eye exams, recently moved from her past eye doctor when she learned TCCH offers vision services. She states “I switched to TCCH’s Vision Program because I come here for my medical and dental care. It’s easy doing everything in one place and everyone is so nice.”
With a culture of professionalism and excellence, praise is the norm at TCCH; yet it’s TCCH who is taking the time to thank and acknowledge their supporters.
This year, they’re providing care packages for the homeless and agricultural workers of IRC, taking time to individually thank every employee and volunteer, and acknowledging their patients and supporters with tokens of gratitude. Brilliantly making NHWC a fun and happy time, as always, TCCH is going the extra mile. Cheers to our very own Treasure Coast Community Health.
TCCH is a nonprofit, providing comprehensive, high-quality health care to more than 26,000 insured, underinsured and uninsured patients. TCCH, Indian River County’s only Federally Qualified Health Center, has eight locations providing medical, vision, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services. TCCH offers a sliding fee discount based on household income and family size. For more information, visit tcchinc.org or call 772-257-8224.