From humble beginnings to success: Jordan Valley Community Health Center

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There’s an old saying about what a difference a year makes. For the Jordan Valley Community Health Center, you can tweak that to say – what a difference a dozen years makes.

The center opened its doors 12 years ago after healthcare advocates in the Springfield community lobbied for years for such a center, which would provide medical services to those traditionally underserved. A year later, the center added dental services.

And now look. Once a small clinic on Division Street, the center is now an 110,000 square foot facility in downtown Springfield. It has a board of directors and administration team that has developed a comprehensive approach to providing health care. Medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy services are available under one roof and convenience of patients.  Even better, additional locations can be found in Marshfield, Hollister, Republic and Forsyth.

In other words, the Price Cutter Charity Championship presented by Dr Pepper is proud to partner again with Jordan Valley Community Health Center. And here is your chance to assist the center again through the PCCC, part of the PGA Tour’s annual Web.com Tour in Springfield.

The tournament has generated almost $12 million for children’s charities in its 25-year history, including a record $1 million-plus last year alone.

SUPPORTING THE PCCC = SUPPORTING CHARITIES

Buy a $25 TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes ticket and all the money goes to your favorite charity -- and you also could win this 2015 Ford Mustang.
Buy a $25 TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes ticket and all the money goes to your favorite charity — and you also could win this 2015 Ford Mustang.
  • HELP JORDAN VALLEY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTER: To help the center in any way or if in need of service, call 417-831-0150 or visit its website at jordanvalley.org.
  • FOR GOLF FANS, WIN PRIZES: The purchase of a $25 TLC Properties Charity Sweepstakes ticket serves as a four-day tournament pass, but it’s better than that. It enters you to win daily prizes during the tournament as well as grand prizes of $10,000 and a 2015 Ford Mustang.
  • TICKET REVENUE GOES WHERE: Contact the local charity of your choice, simply because they receive revenue directly from those TLC Property Charity Sweepstakes tickets marked with their names.
  • BUSINESS SPONSORSHIPS: Businesses can support the PCCC through various sponsorships, such as the daily newsletter, website or through several events such as a dozen Pro-Ams. Additionally, restaurants, clothing stores and entertainment stops and such are asked to donate a gift card with at least a $25 value in the name of your charity of choice to benefit them in the Golf Ball Charity Auction.
  • WHEN, WHERE: The tournament is Aug. 7-17 at Highland Springs Country Club, with the pros beginning play Aug. 13. Contact the PCCC staff at 417-887-3400.

About Jordan Valley Community Health Center

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In the past six months, Jordan Valley Community Health Center extended hours and access to care for the Springfield community through the Jordan Valley Express Care Clinic.

Patients can walk in to the Springfield location from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for urgent medical needs.  Urgent medical needs include but are not limited to: sore throat, cough, ear infection, insect bite and flu.

The dental program has also grown and the Express Care Clinic now provides hours for urgent dental services Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon for Springfield friends and neighbors. The Express Care Clinic’s dental services provide care for patients with a wide range of needs such as: toothache, abscesses and advanced periodontal disease.

With extended hours, satellite clinics and additional programs, Jordan Valley Community Health Center is fulfilling its mission “To improve the health of our community by providing high quality and accessible medical, dental, and behavioral health services.”