Community Health Center of North Port, Inc. (CHCNP) is a
private/public partnership that provides caring and culturally competent
health care for residents of Sarasota County regardless of their
financial status. In 2012, all of the Florida Department of Health in
Sarasota County’s primary health care services became part of CHCNP.
That includes our clinics, such as Adult Health, Women's Health,
Children's Health, and Dental Care.
Federally Qualified Health Center
DOH-Sarasota is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) administered
by the CHCNP. No one is
refused health care. However, everyone must pay their fair share based
on income and family size. Proof of Sarasota County residency is
required for certain facilities that handle referrals from primary care
Health Insurance Marketplace
Certified Application Counselors
CHCNP received funding from HRSA (the US Department of Health and
Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration) to employ
a team of Certified Application Counselors through the FQHC. These Counselors are
specially trained to educate the public both in CHCNP locations and in
the community about the new Health Insurance Marketplace (Exchange)
created as part of the Affordable Care Act.