Jessie Trice Community Health System, Inc (JTCHS) is one of Miami-Dade County’s preeminent federally qualified community healthcare centers, governed by a remarkably dedicated Board of Directors (51% of which are users of the medical and dental services) and a diverse, incredibly talented, committed family of providers and staff.
The 1st Federally Qualified Health Center in the state and 5th in the nation, Jessie Trice Community, Inc. is a Florida 501 I 3, not-for-profit organization that has been serving Miami-Dade County since 1967.
JTCHS served its first patients from a trailer. Now, more than fifty (50) years after its founding, JTCHS owns and operates eleven (11 Comprehensive Primary Care centers, a 40 bed Women’s Residential Center for substance use, are in two (2) universities and are in forty (40) school-based health suites. Our school-based health suites bring parents peace of mind knowing that should an emergency arise during the work day that their child has immediate access to a qualified medical professional. The ethnic make-up of the service area varies significantly and to meet this challenge, JTCHS has taken a proactive role by adopting the Culturally, Linguistically Appropriate Standards (CLAS) model of cultural proficiency. Multicultural, multilingual, and multidisciplinary staff provides service to a very diverse population. JTCHS’ medical staff includes physicians, dentists, and nurse practitioners of which more than 90% are board-certified. With many more services available via referral, JTCHS is able to provide virtually seamless comprehensive primary care through contracts and business associate agreements.
The organization recognizes the importance of collaborations and has an extensive reach into the community via higher education institutions, foundations, coalitions, social service agencies, faith-based organizations and much more. All of these institutions, whether thru grant dollars or service partnerships have been instrumental in helping JTCHS to accomplish its mission and achieve its strategic objectives. Clinical outcomes, and a focus on reducing healthcare disparities rank us among the best community healthcare organizations in the nation, according to accreditation reviews from the Joint Commission. Our Ambulatory and Behavioral Health programs have been accredited since 1999 and in 2011 we were first in Florida to be certified as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) we are also NCQA recognized. Our healthcare plan ensures that we focus our attention on prevention and intervention initiatives like diabetes, HIV/AIDS, pediatric asthma, cardiovascular, hypertension, dental caries in children, prenatal/perinatal health, immunizations, cancer and depression to name a few.