In 1992, former Executive Director of Escambia Community Clinics, Don Turner, joined the organization when it was a small outpatient primary care clinic. Over the next two decades, Mr. Turner began his journey to transform our community. His goal: to expand and ensure access to primary care for the uninsured, underinsured, and medically needy residents of our area. Mr. Turner was a key voice and advocate for community health, and during his tenure guided the organization from a single care site to a network of nine locations. Additionally, he was instrumental in guiding the organization to achieve designation as a Federally Qualified Health Center by the Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration in 2007. Under his leadership, Mr. Turner remained unwavering in his dedication to fulfill our mission of providing compassionate care to the most vulnerable in our community.
As a 501(c)3 non-profit community health center, we are committed to providing quality, comprehensive healthcare services to the medically underserved people of the Pensacola Bay Area and surrounding regions of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Florida.
In 2017, energized and refocused on our mission to make high-quality healthcare accessible to all, we unveiled a new name and position to better capture our mission and emerged as Community Health Northwest Florida. Together, were envisioning a healthier way forward.
Committed to assuring access to affordable, quality healthcare for the underserved, underinsured and uninsured population, we treat each person with respect, dignity, and compassion regardless of age, gender, race, religion, circumstances or ability to pay.
Since 1992, weve been dedicated to putting healthcare within reach of the many people in our community who need it. While our vision for a healthier community remains the same, our reach to the communities that need our services has grown tremendously.
When will the change occur? The changes will be effective Friday, February 23. There may be a transitional period of several months as we update our systems, signage and processes to reflect the new name and logo. You may still receive correspondences from Escambia Community Clinics as we phase out our old name.
Are you being bought out? No, our decision to change our name and logo is fueled by our desire to better align our name with our mission. We will still remain a non-profit community health center governed by a board of directors comprised of community members whose mission is to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare.
Will the cost of services go up? No. We are committed to delivering access to quality, affordable healthcare. Our decision to change our name or logo will in no way affect the quality or cost of care you receive.