120 S. Central EXPY, STE 102
McKinney, TX 75070

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120 S. Central Expressway, Suite 102
McKinney, TX 75070

Who We Are...

We exist to provide basic healthcare to uninsured children and adults and bring change to the lives of those we serve in McKinney and the surrounding areas. With your help we can make a difference. Our website furthers our mission by providing ways for you to learn more and get involved. Thanks for visiting. Your support is appreciated.

Mary Nelle

A Dream Come True Gala

Mary Nelle's dream in 1998 lead to the opening of CHC in 2004 when the dream became a reality. Because of the community, CHC has exceeded all expectations and has expanded to offer a full-time clinic for children and adults. To honor that dream and celebrate that CHC will continue to be a safe place for low-income people to come without insurance, CHC will celebrate its 10th Anniversary on August 2. Sponsorships are available now. Contact Mollie at molliemccune@me.com

Mckinney Chamber Mckinney Chamber - Leadership Mckinney 2014
Leadership Mckinney

Over 30 people from the Leadership Class pulled up carpet, laid tile, replaced closet shelving and arranged for new cabinets and counters in the nurse's lab and break room. It was hard work, on their knees most of the time but the floor was completed in one weekend. The cabinets give us much needed storage space. And they Class donated a child-sized table and chairs for the waiting room.
We can't thank them enough for replacing the old carpet with new tile and making our clinic a cleaner, brighter and more pleasant place for staff and patients alike.

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Red Hot Road Rally August 2014

Hours of Operation by Appointment Only

To make a new appointment call Tuesday between 9:00 am and Noon

Children's Walk-in Clinic

The essence of our organization exists in our human spirit – the spirit and passion of volunteers who serve and the spirit and determination of those who accept our services. We are dedicated to providing basic healthcare for those in need.

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2014-2015 Board of Directors
President Sarah Mitchell, Community Relations Texas Health Resources Allen
Past President Mollie McCune, Community Volunteer
Vice President, Nursing Director Susan Kamath, MN, RN, Collin College
Secretary Nancy Huff, Community Volunteer
Treasurer Lynn Gross, Community Volunteer
Medical Director J. David Thompson, M.D.
Executive Director Dee Silva
Volunteer Coordinator Carol Staif, Community Volunteer
Interpreter and Volunteer Silvia Hartman, HR Director CESG
Board Member Lois Powell, Community Volunteer
Board Member Richard Boatman, M.D.
Board Member Darla Theis, EMT, Pediatric Nurse
Board Member Kim Morris, LCSW, ACM, Director of Social Work, Care Coordination and LEAN, Baylor Medical Center at Mckinney
Board Member Melissa Winter, MSN, RN NEA-BC Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Baylor Medical Center at McKinney
Board Member Diana Hume, HR Manager, Methodist McKinney Hospital
Board Member Charlie Philips, Philips & Epperson Attorneys, L.P.
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Our staff includes a strong and active volunteer base that supports the professional medical providers. All have a strong commitment to serving the many patients of our organization who take advantage of our programs and services.

Professional Staff
Executive Director Dee Silva
Nurse Practitioner Amanda Hall, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Allison Huffman, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Yvonne Wernecke, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Chrissy Cannaday, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Allison McQuay, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Jan Wheat, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Lori Wastlic, FNP-C
Nurse Practitioner Jamie McKinney, FNP-C
Doctor of Medicine Janell Wilson, MD
Dietician Jennifer Kaltenbach
Dietician Misti Greer

Volunteer Staff
Medical Director J. David Thompson, MD
Women's Health Virginia Holter, FNP-BC
Children's Immunizations Darla Theis, EMT

Administrative Volunteers
Office Team Leader Carol Staif
Office Team Leader Elaine Lee
Office Team Leader & Patient Assistance Programs Desiree Chesley
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We have a responsibility to our community and our donors and work hard to ensure long-term sustainability of the organization. We make our IRS Form 990 available for review, as required by law.

CHC is supported by funding from Medical Center of McKinney, City of McKinney, Baylor McKinney, Texas Health Resources Allen and many businesses, churches, individuals and fundraisers.

If you would like to donate now visit our Donate section.

Non Profit and Tax Exempt Status In 2004, Community Health Clinic received the 501(c)(3) letter of non-profit determination from the IRS.

The Office of the Comptroller of Public Accounts for the State of Texas has determined that Community Health Clinic is exempt from the Texas franchise tax and sales tax as a 501(c)(3) organization

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Partners & Support

Since Community Health Clinic opened in 2004 local hospitals have provided support. Without their willingness to provide funding and volunteers, CHC would not be able to serve the thousands of patients it sees each year.

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Medical Center of McKinney was part of CHC from the very beginning when it leased space to open the clinic for a generously low fee. MCM also provided access to x-rays and sonograms as well as alerting staff to our need for volunteers.

Each December the staff and volunteers at MCM donate funds to help with operating costs.

In May 2012, MCM and Health Corporation of America (it's parent company) approved a grant to support a part-time nurse practitioner. This enabled CHC to open 40 hours per week and expand our services to more patients.

Kim Hatchel, CNO of Medical Center of McKinney provides direction for CHC as a member of the Board of Directors

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The summer of 2012 saw the opening of Baylor McKinney who quickly became one of the sponsors of CHC. Besides funding, Baylor McKinney sent much needed supplies and the CHC Board of Directors President, Jennifer Irwin, is from Baylor. Baylor is loaning CHC a social case worker to help with patient's scheduling and contacts.

Texas Health Resources Allen

Texas Health Resources Allen has provided funding and supplies over the years to CHC. Our executive director sits on one of its community boards and THR sends Sarah Mitchell, Marketing and Community Relations Director to the CHC Board of Directors.

THR also refers many volunteers to assist CHC.

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We are located at the southwest corner of Central Expressway and Virginia Parkway in McKinney. The Wysong Campus of Medical Center of McKinney is our home. Park on the west side of the professional building and look for our sign in the parking lot under the blue canvas canopy.

(972) 547-0606

(972) 547-0851


120 S. Central Expressway
McKinney, TX 75070

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Services Provided

We offer a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of those affected by our cause. We help them and their families by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. We also help by raising awareness through public outreach and media.

Children's Clinic

Children's clinic is held on Tuesday nights at 5:15. It's a walk-in clinic for children without any type of health insurance who meet our financial qualifications. Basic health care is provided along with immunizations through the Texas Vaccines for Children program.

Adult Clinics

Adults clinics are offered both day and evening hours but are by appointment only. New patients may call the clinic on Tuesday mornings between 9 am and noon for any available appointments

With the ever increasing number of people who have no health insurance and fall within our financial limits, appointments for new patients may be 2-3 weeks out.

Spanish translators are available.

Dr. Thompson

In order to achieve our goals, we are engaged in a series of initiatives to raise awareness of our cause. Through our annual campaigns, people affected by our cause and their families receive much needed help.

We work with local hospitals, other charitable organizations, nursing schools and churches to make people aware of our programs. We attend health and volunteer fairs held by Collin College as well as McKinney Independent School district.

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Passion. That’s the common attribute of those that volunteer and work for our organization. Our employed staff include the executive director and nurse practitioners.

All other staff are volunteers: nurses, translators, office assistants and student nurses. These volunteers serve in major roles in the clinic, responsible for the daily activities so that the nurse practitioners can serve patients better

The nurse practitioners serve as preceptors for student nurse practitioners from universities such as Texas Women's University, Baylor College of Nursing and others. These are limited volunteer preceptorships for students seeking their professional nurse practitioner degrees.

Positions Available
Thank you for expressing interest in a career with us. We have no open paid positions available at this time. If an opening occurs in the future, it will be posted here.

You can still make a difference for our organization by volunteering. This is a great way to explore if our organization would fulfill your career objectives. Visit our Volunteer page to discover opportunities that may be of interest to you.
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New Volunteer Orientation

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, contact sandy@cchc-vim.org to set a short visit and interview.

Volunteers are needed for both day clinics and evening clinics. Office assistants work with a team leader to prepare charts, answer the phone, filing, letter writing and many more tasks necessary for a medical clinic.

Translators are the key to communication for many of our patients. Without you many of our patients cannot receive the care they need.

Nurses serve both the patients and the provider, being the first medical person seen by the patient and relaying important information to the provider.

Student Nurses are welcome and serve in a similar role as a nurse, under the guidance of a nurse.

Providers can be medical doctors, nurse practitioners or physician assistants. All work with a team of volunteers to give the best quality care we can give to our patients.

Come to our next orientation on Monday, February 17 at 7 pm to learn more about each role and to sign up.

Other Opportunities for Volunteers

Join CHC as we celebrate our 10th Anniversary with 3 fun events. If you like organizing for an event, you are just the special person we need. For more information contact Steve at shatchel@cchc-vim.org.

Events for 2014

May 22 - Wine Tasting Evening

August 2 - 10th Anniversary Gala

August 23 - 4th Annual Red Hot Road Rally

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Make an Appointment

Community Health Clinic works to provide basic healthcare services to the people of McKinney and northern Collin County who are uninsured.. A potential patient must be certified before an appointment can be made. A potential patient must have the following documentation to be certified:

  • Proof of residency to include the most recent utility bill other than phone or a valid lease with patient’s name. If the bill/lease are in another name, the document must be accompanied by a short letter stating the patient lives at that address. The letter must be signed, dated and include a phone number.
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Most recent pay stub of everyone in the household who works plus any other type of income, such as Food Stamps, child support, disability, Social Security, etc.
  • or Certified Disability letter, Section 8 Housing documentation and/or Food Stamp letter

With the ever increasing number of people who have no health insurance and fall within our financial limits, appointments for new patients may be 2-3 weeks out.

Spanish translators are available.
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Community Health Clinic wants to help you understand and manage your health. Learning should not stop in the classroom or the doctors office. Here are some resources to assist you in your life journey.

Diabetes Education

What is Diabetes?

Diabetes: Know the Signs

Type 2 Diabetes

Diabetes Risk (Adults, U.S.)

Diabetes Risk (Children)

Diabetes Risk (Teens)

The Metabolic Syndrome


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New patient forms