Community Health Center
Hours: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-5:00pm
Location: 1361 West Fremont Street, Galesburg
After hours nurse triage call 1-877-279-2668
In case of emergency, call 911.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or having thoughts of suicide you can access the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline by calling or texting 988 to speak with a mental health provider.
The Knox Community Health Center (KCHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center. It is overseen by the Governance Board, which is comprised of area volunteers, medical professionals, and patients. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, KCHC receives funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Services (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
The KCHC 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). Grant-support Federally Qualified Health Centers are public and private non-profit health care organizations that meet certain criteria under the Medicare and Medicaid Programs.
Health Center Program Fundamentals
- Located in or serve a high-need community (designed as Medically Underserved Area or Population)
- Governed by a community board composed of a majority (51% or more) of health center patients who represent the population served.
- Provides comprehensive health care services as well as supportive services (education, translation, and transportation) that promote access to health care.
- Meets other performance and accountability requirements regarding administrative, clinical, and financial operations.