On November 1, 2014,

Child Health Services and Manchester Community Health Center joined operations. Together, we are better!

The Medical Care offered is completely comprehensive, culturally sensitive and designed to help each person that walks through the door reach their full potential.

Special Medical Services include Child Development Clinic; Community Based Care Coordination; Nutrition, Feeding and Swallowing; and the Neuromotor Clinic

The Medical Care offered is completely comprehensive, culturally sensitive and designed to help each person that walks through the door reach their full potential.


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Open Enrollment for Marketplace health insurance plans Nov 2015 - Jan 2016

At Manchester Community Health Center and Child Health Services at MCHC, eight certified application counselors are here to assist you in the application or renewal process for Marketplace health insurance coverage. They can help you create an account, go through the application process, compare plans, and move into the enrollment process. Open enrollment period is 11/1/15 through 1/31/16. Contact Jayne Navarro, bilingual Patient Navigator to schedule an appointment to apply or renew your coverage at 603-935-5300.

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Request for Proposals for Child Health Services Renovation Project
Notice to Design-Build Bidders: Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC), as Owner, requests the pre-qualified bidders to submit cost and technical proposals for the Child Health Services Renovation Design-Build project.

Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) was recently awarded $1 million in HIIP (Health Investment Infrastructure Program) funds to renovate the Child Health Services building at 1245 Elm Street. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded 160 HIIP grants across the country for renovations of existing facilities; MCHCs grant was one of two awarded in Northern New England. Founded in 1980 and merged with MCHC on November 1, 2014, Child Health Services is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of at-risk children.

Additionally, MCHC recently received HRSA funding to expand services. This grant of $272,000 will be used to support expanded patient access to dental services, a pharmacy program for under- and uninsured patients, patient legal assistance and medical support staff.

ғNeedless to say, it is a wonderful and unique opportunity to receive this kind of funding from HRSA, and we are very grateful to be able to take advantage of these additional resources," says MCHC President and CEO Kris McCracken. "Both census and community needs assessment data show that the number of residents in our community with no health home continues to grow. We are thrilled to have help addressing the need for accessible primary care, behavioral health, and support services for our target populations, including individuals with limited incomes, those needing assistance with transportation and interpreter services, or who face other barriers to traditional medical settings.

The HIIP funds will be used to renovate the Elm Street building to make it accessible for individuals with disabilities, and to improve patient and visitor safety. Renovations will include demolition and space reconfiguration; plumbing, electrical and HVAC upgrades, sprinkler systems, wiring for data, and improved security and keyless entry systems.

The project will increase the number of exam rooms from six to 10 and add behavioral health counseling rooms. The improvements will also increase access to primary medical and specialty care such as optometry and behavioral health services for low-income, minority, and limited English speaking residents, with a special focus on high-risk children. Once completed, the project will allow MCHC to serve an additional 1,000 new patients.

Manchester Community Health Center (MCHC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) federally qualified health center offering high-quality, comprehensive, and family-oriented primary health care and support services since 1993. In November 2014 MCHC celebrated the addition of Child Health Services at MCHC, now the pediatric practice of Manchester Community Health Center.  Together they provide health care for a stronger community and serve nearly 15,000 children and adult patients annually.

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