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Community HEalth Centers (CHC)

Adelante Healthcare – Surprise, Arizona

Established in 1979, Adelante Healthcare’s is a federally funded community health center with eight primary care community clinics and a mobile health program. Healthcare services are provided to 30,000 individuals who are medically underserved residing in 95 percent of Maricopa County zip codes in Arizona. The primary care centers are located in Buckeye, Gila Bend, Mesa, Phoenix, Sun City West, Surprise, and Wickenburg, Arizona. The mobile health program provides outreach and medical services at rural and suburban partner sites, and the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition programs are offered at all locations as well as Avondale, Luke Air Force Base, and Queen Creek.

Adelante Healthcare’s vision is to be a nationally recognized model for community-oriented primary healthcare and the provider and employer of choice in the communities served. Services include well check-ups, primary care, prenatal care and infant delivery, health screenings, pediatrics, internal medicine, immunizations, and dental care.

A.T. Still University’s School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona (ATSU-SOMA) is fortunate to partner with an organization that offers students interactions with patients while still learning basic sciences. Adelante Healthcare becomes a “community campus” for second-, third-, and fourth-year SOMA students to integrate their basic science and clinical curriculum while experiencing the diagnosis and treatment of patients.