Our History

Serving Lubbock, Since 1992

Community Health Center of Lubbock was founded in 1992 to 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 Communities

Heath Care Services for Terry, Crosby, Lynn and Garza counties.

Community Partnerships

CHCL continuously works with our partners to provide better healthcare services in Lubbock, Texas.

Quality Care

CHCL strives to provide high quality healthcare in Lubbock, Texas. CHCL is Joint Commission Accredited. NCQA Accredited and deemed a Federal Torts Claim (FTCA) facility.

Need a Doctor for a Check-Up?

Just make an appointment and we will take care of the rest.

The Community Health Center of Lubbock

Contact Information

CHCL Main Clinic
Address: 1610 5th Street, Lubbock, Texas 79401
Phone: 806-765-2611
Fax: 806-765-2637
E-mail: info@chcl.tachc.org
Notice of Deemed Status:
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals. For more information, see http://www.bphc.hrsa.gov/ftca/.