Our StoryIn 2007, a healthcare catalyst group made up of citizens in the community began strategizing and dreaming of a faith-based health center that would meet the healthcare needs of an estimated 20,000 uninsured families in Stone and Taney counties. A bus trip to Memphis, Tenn., resulted in a final decision to model the center after one of the most successful operations in the nation, the Memphis Church Health Center, now serving over 50,000 uninsured residents.
Opening the doors in 2010, FCH operated on a volunteer basis for more then three years. In 2013, FCH brought on a full-time, mid-level provider, Stephen Berkstresser, P.A., to meet this growing need for care continuity.
In 2016, the clinic provided 4,065 medical, dental, mental health and vision appointments, and its dispensary provided 13,273 prescriptions at no charge to patients (FCH does not dispense narcotics).
This movement has provided residents of Stone and Taney counties with a means of obtaining quality, affordable healthcare services, chronic disease management, and disease prevention, positively impacting the health of our community. The Lord continues to bless this ministry with growth and expansion. We are excited to see what He has in store for FCH in the future!