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Christ Community holds drive-thru COVID-19 testing

  By  Jared Boyd  The Daily Memphian Christ Community Health Services administered 50 free COVID-19 tests to citizens at their South Memphis clinic Saturday, March 21. However, with the worldwide scarcity of appropriate materials to screen for the novel coronavirus, chief operating officer Lance Luttrell says Christ Community had to accomplish drive-thru screenings with supplies they already had. “The Tennessee Department of Health is processing some of the... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/26/20

Christ Community to open appointment-only COVID-19 test site

Christ Community Health Services will open an appointment-only COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot of its location at 3360 Third St. on Saturday, March 21, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. “We know that there is a great demand for COVID-19 testing and we have been testing patients as needed in our clinics; however, we realize that people who are not our patients need access to testing, so we are opening the Third Street parking lot to serve as a drive-thru location,” CEO... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/18/20

Christ Community Health Services opens drive-thru testing site for COVID-19

Appointment only drive-thru testing scheduled for Saturday. MEMPHIS, Tennessee — Christ Community Health Services will open an appointment-only COVID-19 drive-thru testing site in the parking lot of the Christ Community Third Street location Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am. “We know that there is a great demand for COVID-19 testing and we have been testing patients as needed in our clinics; however, we realize that people who are not our patients need access... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/18/20

COVID-19 vs. Allergies: Here’s some symptoms to look for

By  Kelli Cook  | March 10, 2020 at 9:55 PM CDT - Updated March 10 at 10:19 PM MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Mid-southerners are on high alert and looking for any sign of the novel coronavirus. The  first case in West Tennessee was announced Monday  in Shelby County just in time for the Spring allergy season. Some of the symptoms can be similar, but there are three differentiating symptoms to look out for. Something called “Sneeze Shaming” is... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 3/11/20

Memphis Business Journal: Guest column by Gestalt's Yetta Lewis: The power of partnerships

By Yetta Lewis – Cofounder and CEO, Gestalt Community Schools in Memphis A gestalt is a whole greater than the sum of its parts. For a community to become a true gestalt, it should aim to integrate all of its parts. For example, its health care centers, its grocery stores, its schools, etc. When a community weaves these assets together, it can achieve far more than any one group could alone. At  Gestalt Community Schools , we continually look for opportunities to partner... Read More

New health clinic opening in east Jackson

January 6, 2020   Julia Ewoldt JACKSON, Tenn. — Christ Community Health Services, based out of Memphis, is expanding to east Jackson. “We will be offering primary care for medical services. In the first year of operation, we’ll also provide integrated behavioral health services, via Telehealth, to some of our behavioral health consultants in Memphis,” said Shantelle Leatherwood, Christ Community Health Services CEO. Later, they plan on opening a... Read More
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KUSTOFF HELPS SECURE $650K FOR THE CHRIST COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE CENTER IN JACKSON

JACKSON, TN —Today, Congressman David Kustoff (TN-08), announced $650,000 in funding from the New Access Point grant for the application of Christ Community Health Services Inc. in Jackson, TN.  In April, Congressman Kustoff wrote a letter to the Office of Policy and Program Development Bureau of Primary Health Care to urge support for the Christ Community Health Services Inc. to receive funding to establish a New Access Point in Jackson, Tennessee. “It is... Read More

Christ Community will expand into Jackson, Tenn.

  By  The Daily Memphian Staff Christ Community Health Services has received a New Access Point grant from the Bureau of Primary Health Care to extend health care services to East Jackson, Tennessee.  The grant, worth $650,000 annually, gives community health centers opportunities to expand primary-care services to medically under-served and rural communities. Christ Community will operate out of a clinic currently owned by the Faith Health Center. It plans to open... Read More

Jackson, Shelby Co. health clinics merge to help uninsured, under-served patients

Cassandra Stephenson, Jackson Sun The Faith Health Center in Jackson, a nonprofit clinic serving hundreds of low-income and uninsured individuals, almost closed its doors last year as funding dried up. But Wednesday brought good news for the center and its customers: Faith Health Center will soon fold into Memphis-based  Christ Community Health Services , becoming the larger organization's first clinic outside of Shelby County. The move will allow the center to... Read More

Christ Community expands into Jackson

By  Jason Bolton   – Data Editor, Memphis Business Journal With a new grant in hand, Memphis-based nonprofit  Christ Community Health Services  plans to open a health care center in Jackson, Tennessee, in an area that would have lost a key medical resource. Christ Community received a New Access Point grant that provides $650,000 annually from the U.S. Human Resources & Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program. The grant is the... Read More

Role of Oral Health Growing In Overall Healthcare Picture

By BETH SIMKANIN - Memphis Medical News The role dental health plays in a patient's overall health traditionally has been overlooked by many in the healthcare field, but this situation has begun to change with the success of collaborations between primary care physicians and dentists, according to noted authorities attending the recent National Oral Health Conference in Memphis. Integration of oral health into the healthcare system and a lack of access to proper dental care,... Read More
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Table of Experts: A conversation on Disparity in Health Care

Moderator, Dr. Jain: We hear a great deal about the many disparities that exist in our society such as income or education. We want to talk about disparities in health, which are differences in mortality rates or disease burden such as breast cancer — and disparities in health care, which are differences in insurance rates, quality of care, and access to care. So, what are disparities and how should people think about disparities in health and health care? Shantelle Leatherwood:... Read More
Posted by Cris Stovall at 4/29/19

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