For 20 Years, the Community Health Center of Yavapai Has Offered Ever-Evolving Care for Residents of Yavapai County
While the Community Health Center of Yavapai recently celebrated its 20th anniversary as a Federally Qualified Health Center, programs and services continue to evolve to meet primary, dental, and behavioral health care needs for residents of Yavapai County. Community Health Center of Yavapai has clinics in Prescott, Prescott Valley, and Cottonwood, with several programs in place to provide additional support to medically underserved patients, including those who are uninsured, underinsured, and low income.
One such program is the Treatment Link Program. Established in 2018 as a partnership between Community Health Center of Yavapai and North Country HealthCare, this program assists women diagnosed with breast cancer and need additional support to ensure access to care. Community Health Center of Yavapai’s patient population is more than 40 percent uninsured, making a breast cancer diagnosis a monumental obstacle to overcome not only physically and emotionally, but also financially.
The average out-of-pocket cost for breast cancer treatment for someone without insurance is more than $20,000. Imagine barely making ends meet, then needing to find a way to afford lifesaving treatment. Enter Community Health Center of Yavapai’s Treatment Link program. A qualifying patient of Community Health Center of Yavapai diagnosed with breast cancer may utilize it to receive treatment support.
Additionally, Community Health Center of Yavapai’s Well Woman HealthCheck program offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings to qualifying women. By providing routine breast and cervical cancer screenings, this program increases the likelihood of diagnosing cancer early. The earlier cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is to manage and improve outcomes through cancer treatment. The Well Woman HealthCheck and Treatment Link programs serve more than 1,000 women annually.
To enable the Treatment Link fund, Prescott Free Clinic hosts an annual fundraiser on behalf of Community Health Center of Yavapai. One hundred percent of proceeds from the Bunco Bash for Breast Care go to the Treatment Link program, benefitting women across Yavapai County.
Donations to Prescott Free Clinic’s Bunco Bash for Breast Care and the Treatment Link fund are eligible for Arizona tax credit. To become an event sponsor, to donate to the Treatment Link fund, or for more information, please contact Melissa Garcia with Community Health Center of Yavapai at 928.634.6814 or firstname.lastname@example.org.