Our History

Since 1992

Community Health Center of Lubbock was founded in1992to care for Lubbock, Texas.

CHCL was formed as a safety net – the largest in the Lubbock community’s health care delivery system – in 1992 under the guidance of the Lubbock Indigent Healthcare Coalition. Sister Mary Kathleen Small led this coalition, which formed CHCL under the principal of a hand up rather than a hand out. CHCL has grown from one site in 1992, to now having eight clinics within the city of Lubbock and operating two mobile units that provide medical and dental services to the counties of Lubbock, Crosby, Lynn, Terry, and Garza. CHCL went from serving over 9,000 patients a year in 1992, to serving 26,114 patients in 2016. In 2016, CHCL served nearly 10% of the total Lubbock population, 70% of which were below 100% of the poverty level (e.g., $11,770 or less for one person, $24,250 or less for a family of four). CHCL’s mission is to provide quality primary and preventative health care services to those in need, regardless of a person’s race/ethnicity, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, or hardship. CHCL was developed based on the community’s needs to fill gaps in service.

Serving Lubbock and the surrounding counties such as:

Terry, Crosby, Lynn and Garza counties

Community Partnerships

Some of our partnering agencies include the City of Lubbock, Texas Department of State Health Services, University Medical Center, Covenant Health System, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, MHMR, Lubbock Independent School District, Catholic Charities and Lutheran Social Services.

Quality Care

Joint Commission Accredited. Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed facility. NCQA Accredited.