MCHS operates under a community health model with the legal authority resting with the governing board that is responsible for all policies. MCHS is governed by a thirteen member Board of Directors, 55% of which are active users of MCHS (and represent in terms of ethnicity and gender the population served).
The MCHS clinics have been approved by the Texas Department of Health and the Texas Association of Community Healthcare Centers. MCHS is officially certified by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) as a Federally Qualified Health Care – Community Health Center (FQHC-CHC) designated grantee on April 11, 2005 effective December 1, 2005. MCHS is the only FQHC-CHC in the region. Additionally, it is one of the fastest growing FQHC-CHC’s in the state, underscoring the strong and growing need for services in this region. MCHS also formally collaborates with numerous local and area agencies, organization, clinics, hospitals, universities, and physicians in private practice all of whom contribute to MCHS’s ability to meet the demands for service and raise awareness of MCHS as a resource.
MCHS provides a full complement of primary healthcare services across all lifecycles including mental health/substance abuse, oral health, supplemental and enabling services, Texas Health Steps, to our target population regardless of their ability to pay. MCHS currently employs approximately 75 full-time employees in the four clinics and administrative offices. In 2006, MCHS saw a total of 12,500 patients with a total of 50,600 office visits. Over one-third of all new births in Midland County in 2006 were via MCHS's clinics.