North Texas Area Community Health Center, Inc.
- 2332 Beverly Hills Drive
- April 14, 2021
We were first established as a community family medical practice in January 2002 by a collaboration of area residents, faith-based groups, and health and social services providers founded the Fort Worth Northside Community Health Center, Inc. (FWNCHC) as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization to address the health disparities of Fort Worth’s Northside residents. The chronic disease burden was disturbingly high in certain regions within the service area, in a large part as a result of the socioeconomic challenges faced by the community. The clinic was then designated a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) eligible for a federal grant.
In 2005, FWNCHC assumed control of the health center in conjunction with the University of North Texas Health Science Center and John Peter Smith Health Network. In 2010, the Board renamed the corporation as North Texas Area Community Health Centers, Inc., – a name fitted more with the new service area and strategic direction. Two additional locations, Southeast Fort Worth and Arlington, were opened in areas designated as medically underserved population areas.