December 2020
A Message from the CEO
We all experienced our ups and downs in 2020 and most of us are ready for this year to be over due to the pandemic and its difficulties. I wanted to take this time to say Thank You to all of our community health care workers as each and every one of them stood by our patients’ side during this pandemic. CHDC provides care to over 30,000 registered patients throughout the Tri-County area and we did not let the pandemic get in our way. CHDC was able to continuously provide care via telehealth and face to face visits to our community and we will maintain our services to the community even as the pandemic continues into 2021. I ask our community, partners, and patients to thank a community health worker today who has been on the front lines to take care of all of us. 

May you all enjoy this holiday season, reflect, think about the positives in 2020, and most of all, get ready for a New Year! CHDC is excited for 2021 and we are ready to provide our quality services and the best patient experience to our community and make it your healthiest year yet! Please call today to make sure you have your annual physical appointment scheduled and start off 2021 right!

Happy Holidays & Best Wishes for a Healthy New Year,

Bridgette McGivern, CEO
Community Health & Dental Care, Inc
CHDC is Celebrating Safely

We know that holiday gatherings this year look a little (or a lot) different than they have in years past. Our staff members at CHDC kept gatherings small, wore masks, spent time outside, and virtually gathered with loved ones in order to celebrate Thanksgiving safely!

As we enter the winter holiday season, it is more important than ever to follow health guidelines when planning celebrations. There is no better way to show how thankful you are for your loved ones than by keeping them safe and healthy!
CHDC Town Hall - Coming Soon
Be on the lookout for a Behavioral Health Educational Series coming in 2021!

This Behavioral Health series will focus on Opioid Use Disorder. We will host this in live Zoom sessions, meaning that you will be able to hear from our staff, ask questions, and learn how CHDC can help.

We will be posting updates about this series on our social media pages, so be sure to give us a follow to stay in the know about all the exciting things we have planned!
CHDC in the Community
Holiday Food Drive Partnership with Operation 143

This month, we are partnering with Operation 143, a local nonprofit organization with an amazing mission: to ensure that children in our community don't go hungry over the weekend. Operation 143 provides backpacks full of ready-made food for students in local districts (Pottstown, Pottsgrove, Boyertown, Upper Perk, Spring-Ford, and more). These backpacks are distributed every week to food insecure students thanks to the support of volunteers and community donations.

We are incredibly excited to be working with Operation 143 to fill backpacks with food for kids! We have donation bins set up in all 4 CHDC locations and will bring our donations to Operation 143 Headquarters just in time for the holidays.

To everyone who has donated or will donate, we thank you!
Case Management Team Partnership with Operation Holiday

CHDC has partnered with Operation Holiday since December 2008. Operation Holiday is sponsored by The Mercury Newspaper. The focus of Operation Holiday is to collaborate / partner with different agencies in the area (Montgomery and Cheater Counties. In doing so, they are able to provide local family with food and gifts during the holiday season.

CHDC's Case Management team works with providers and staff members throughout the organization to spread the word. If someone is working with a patient and the patient communicates to them regarding food insecurities or having difficulty providing Christmas gifts for their children, the providers will relate information to Case Management.

Case Management then provides this information to Operation Holiday and Operation Shining Star.
Case Management Team Partnership with Operation Shining Star

Shining Star is sponsored by Saint James Lutheran Church in Limerick. Because of Covid-19 the program is ran a little different this year. Usually, they would deliver food to patient's home or if patient prefer, they would deliver them a gift card. The amount would depend on size of family.

Because of Covid-19, to keep everyone safe, St James will be mailing out gift cards to our families. This year, Operation Shining Star has allocated CHDC to sponsor 30 families - a record high!

Our Case Management team is doing wonderful things for patients at CHDC by partnering with these two programs. Please join us in acknowledging these initiatives and thanking them for all that they do for our patients!
Important Health News
National Influenza Vaccination Week
December 6-12, 2020

National Influenza Vaccination Week is a call to all Americans 6 months and older to get their annual flu vaccine if they have not already. Since COVID-19 and flu could spread simultaneously this winter, this week serves to remind people that there is still time to get a flu vaccine to protect against flu illness and serious flu complications, such as worsening of chronic conditions or pneumonia, for example.

At CHDC, we offer our in-house flu clinic to our patients! Patients can call to schedule an appointment at the following times:

-Mondays: 10:00am - 1:00pm
-Tuesdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
-Thursdays: 10:00am - 2:00pm and 4:00pm - 6:00pm
CHDC Expands Dispensary Services with Pottstown Pharmacy Partnership

Community Health & Dental Care, Inc. and Pottstown Pharmacy have entered into a relationship to expand pharmacy services and medication discounts to patients in the Pottstown and surrounding communities.

CHDC patients can conveniently get their prescriptions filled either at the CHDC dispensary at the Coventry Mall, 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown 19465 or at Pottstown Pharmacy, 1501 East High Street, Pottstown 19464.

Pottstown Pharmacy also offers FREE DELIVERY service within our service area. Eligible patients who need access to medication at an affordable price- especially higher costs meds – can receive medication discounts. Eligible patients must be an established medical patient of CHDC and complete the required application to determine healthcare discount to be applied. Eligible patients applying for CHDC’s healthcare discount program may receive medications for as low as $5.00 a prescription. Referrals welcome.
TCHC Virtual Town Hall

The Importance of Vaccines:
Building Trust within
Communities of Color

When: Tuesday, January 12th at 5:30pm
Where: Hosted via Zoom - Register Online
Who: Open to Everyone
The TriCounty Health Council is offering a virtual town hall in January! Hear from local healthcare providers, including our Chief Medical Officer, Irene Shepard, CPNP. Irene will join fellow panelists from the healthcare community to discuss vaccinations, building trust in the healthcare system, and overcoming obstacles faced by communities of color in accessing medical care.

This event is free to the community, but you will need to register beforehand to secure your spot. Click below for more information and online registration.
Community Health & Dental Care Services
Our Services
At CHDC, we believe everyone has the right to access quality healthcare. With three locations in Pottstown and our expansion into Barto, we offer a wide range of medical and dental services to take care of you and your family regardless of your insurance status.

Free Transportation and healthcare discounts are also available.

As a patient-centered healthcare center, our clients get a team of healthcare specialists, dedicated to you and your family. We address every area of your health at any one of our locations:
  • 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown (in the Coventry Mall, next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
  • 800 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
  • 700 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
  • 1315 Route 100 North, Barto - To see pictures of our newly renovated location, click here.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions
At Community Health and Dental Care, we are committed to a safe and clean environment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Locations have been triple-cleaned, all staff are wearing masks, and seating in lobby and waiting rooms are socially distant.

We want to send a special thank you to Transcend Facility Management Company, LLC for all they do to ensure our CHDC facilities are clean and safe. Check out this cool video featuring our main office at the Coventry Mall.
Octodent equipment have been installed in our dental facilities, and patients are being scheduled to allow for appropriate levels of social distancing in our facility. COVID-19 pre-screening includes temperature checks of all patients upon arrival for their scheduled appointment. All patients and staff are required to wear masks.

If you are an existing patient or looking for a new medical home, we invite you to schedule your next appointment by calling 610-326-9460.
Free Transportation
Community Health & Dental Care continually strives to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

At times, patients are unable to keep their
scheduled appointments due to unforeseen
transportation barriers.

Patients can schedule free shuttle service to and from any of our health center locations.

To view a full list of shuttle stops and program requirements, please CLICK HERE.
Welcome to the CHDC Family!
Please join us in welcoming our newest medical providers and staff who have recently joined our CHDC family over the last few months.

Jennifer Dawn Ressler
Quality Service Representative

Jessica Schlupp
Medical Assistant - Scheduling

Alison Frees
Patient Services Representative

Keyona Hayes
Service Desk Coordinator IT

Jennifer Hagan
Certified Medical Assistant

Danelle Brower
Patient Services Representative

Kirsten Groff
Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Edward Belton
IT Help Desk

Sabrina Gross
Sr. Staff Accountant

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