"To provide high quality health care and exceptional service, while promoting healthy lifestyles."
Grace Hill Health Centers, Inc. (GHHC) was established in 1906. Grace Hill is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit corporation, and a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC).
GHHC provides low-cost, primary and preventive health care at five locations to primarily low-income and uninsured residents in the City of St. Louis. GHHC is accredited through The Joint Commission and a NCQA Accredited Organization.
Grace Hill Health Centers is an FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act) Deemed Organization.
What are Community Health Centers?
Community Health Centers like Grace Hill were funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act to provide primary and preventive health services in medically underserved areas. They are located throughout the country and provide high quality, community-based care to over 12 million patients in rural and inner city areas.
*The care provided by community health centers has been proven to reduce hospitalizations and emergency room use, reduce annual Medicaid costs, and help prevent more expensive chronic diseases and disability.
Grace Hill Health Centers (GHHC) services for the uninsured are provided on a sliding-fee scale.
In 2012, GHHC provided health services to approximately 47,000 individual patients. Nearly 60 percent, had no health insurance and 90 percent are under 100 percent of the federal poverty level. A “safety net” for those in need of health care, our patients are primarily uninsured and underserved residents of St. Louis and surrounding communities.
A proven leader in St. Louis, GHHC addresses the needs of our patients.
In 2009, we increased our capacity through additional programs and services and hired more providers. For over a decade, our Children’s Developmental Center (CDC) has served children from infancy to high school with developmental and behavioral problems. A second CDC location opened in August 2009.
On April 30, 2010, we opened our new Water Tower Health Center at 4414 N. Florissant across the street from our former Water Tower Health Center location. This new, larger 18,500 square foot facility now serves 30 percent more patients. Read more about the Grand Opening here.
Trusted health care is provided by well-trained and dedicated clinicians at each of our locations.
These services include primary medical and dental care, podiatry, OB/GYN, pediatrics, internal medicine, and other specialties. Our community health nurses and nurse assistants provide a variety of care to high-risk pregnant mothers and babies.
GHHC also administers the Health Care for the Homeless Program for St. Louis.
Over the years, Grace Hill has forged a coalition of homeless service agencies who provide comprehensive primary care case management and substance abuse services to this highly transient group.
Services also include community health nursing and case management, respite care, on-site services provided by Grace Hill’s mobile dental van, and volunteer shelter screening sessions. GHHC serves nearly 30 shelters located in the St. Louis area.
GHHC provides Integrated Mental Health Services in collaboration with BJC Behavioral Health. Mental Health Services for adults are now offered for adults at four Grace Hill health center locations. In addition, Grace Hill has opened a new location for adult medicine within a BJC Behavioral Health site. The mental health initiative requires co-location of services, as well as integration of numerous functions, such as appointments, registration, pharmacy, lab, IT, billing, and more.
These are just a few of the services and programs Grace Hill Health Centers provides. As you look at this Website, you will see an even more diverse list of programs that provide trusted care available to St. Louisans in Grace Hill’s service area.
The focus of all of these efforts and initiatives is to increase health care access to even more of the population.
The future is bright for Grace Hill Health Centers. With continued support and the hard work and dedication of Grace Hill’s consumers, staff and volunteers, there is much more in store for the community GHHC reaches out to every day.