Community Health Network is a local healthcare provider dedicated to providing excellence in care and service. We offer an integrated approach that includes primary, behavioral, & oral healthcare, as well as pharmacy, care coordination, and eligibility assistance.
Stephen F. Austin Community Health Network, dba Community Health Network (CHN), was established in 2008 to provide accessible and affordable healthcare. That year, the Center had one primary care site in Alvin, Texas, with one provider and three exam rooms. Since that time, the Center has grown substantially, adding pediatrics, pharmacy, a dental department, women’s health care, behavioral health counselors, and psychiatry.
More Quality Care to the vision Statement
Our mission is to provide quality care that uplifts, supports, and shapes healthy communities while addressing financial and social barriers.
The vision of Community Health Network is to be a leader in providing quality services and programs that enhance the lives of the people in our community.
High Professional Standards
The values of the Center are quality care at reasonable costs, education to promote healthy living, access to needed care, transparency in all aspects of our operations, competent and empathetic staff, high professional standards and commitment to advances in healthcare.
Stephen F. Austin Community Health Center, Inc., dba Community Health Network (CHN), receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA).
As such, CHN is granted medical malpractice liability protection through the federal government acting as its primary insurer. As a deemed health center, CHN and its employees, working within the approved scope of project are considered federal employees and are immune from lawsuits for medical malpractice.
A patient who alleges acts of medical malpractice by a deemed health center cannot sue the health center or the provider(s) directly, but must file the claim against the United States Government.
CHN accepts most private insurances, Medicaid, Medicare, and CHIP. Uninsured individuals may be eligible for discounted self-pay services based on their family size and household income. CHN strives to provide the highest value of care and therefore offers substantial benefits for people who are uninsured and self-pay.
We have controlled the cost of office visits, and we have kept lab and pharmacy costs far below other providers. Low-income, uninsured patients may apply for discounts to the cost of their care. CHN does not turn away anyone away due to an inability to pay.