Family Health Center ( Ffhc )

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1. Organization
Friend Family Health Center (FFHC) is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) serving medically underserved populations in Chicago’s southeast and southwest areas. The FFHC sites include the main clinic Cottage Grove and 4 off-site locations; Ashland, Beethoven, Pulaski, and Western. FFHC patient populations consist of mainly uninsured or families on Medicaid. FFHC offers services in three main areas: Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, and Internal Medicine. Their services include health prevention, primary care, family planning, and well child services. FFHC ensures that patients have access to required primary and preventive care, enabling health services and supplemental services through referrals and contractual arrangements.
The mission of Friend Family Health Center is to provide access to quality, patient-centered primary and preventive health care services regardless of an individual’s socioeconomic status.
To be the patient-centered medical home of choice and the employer of choice by becoming the premier, full-integrated health care delivery system in the communities we serve.
2. Overview of Internship
Through the Friend Family Health Center internship program I was assigned to the HIM and Referral Departments. The HIM department is responsible for acquiring, analyzing, and protecting digital and traditional medical information vital to providing quality patient care (American Health Information Management
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