Our MissionProvide holistic health care to underserved communities that will empower people to live healthy lives.
We are committed to providing exceptional client care with integrity and respect for all regardless of race, ethnicity or gender.
In August 2009, Priority Health Care, LLC, received its non-profit status and on April 5, 2010, the non-profit, opened its doors for the very first time with six employees. The non-profit had its origin three years earlier when Tamara Boutte, now chief executive officer, began providing case management services for Dr. Tlaloc Alferez, a primary care physician who moved to the West Bank to provide much needed services to HIV clients. From 2010 to 2013 Priority Health Care (PHC) continued to provide case management services for Dr. Alferez and other providers on the West Bank.
In 2013, PHC took a big leap when the organization received a contract with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and other insurance payers, that enabled it to open it’s doors as a full-fledged community clinic. At the time, they had only one provider, Dr. Osei Prempeh and three clinic staff members.
Beginning in 2014, PHC sailed through a number of milestones and opportunities including obtaining the status as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA). This meant that the organization would be eligible to receive federal funding and could serve entire families.
Priority Health Care continued to break new ground in 2015 when it hired a local marketing firm to promote their brand. With an effective radio campaign in place, the organization continued to experience tremendous growth and each year would bring new opportunities.
In January 2016, PHC opened a second location in Gretna, La. That same year, it also expanded services at the Wichers location with the opening of its own pharmacy on the third floor where patients can get their prescriptions filled before leaving the building.
In 2018, PHC reached two new milestones, one with the addition of a pediatric clinic at the Wichers location, and the other, perhaps one of its most significant, with the purchase of the three-story building on Wichers Blvd. where it all began.
Earlier this year, PHC opened its intensive outpatient treatment facility for substance abuse called Renew Hope Center in Gretna. Plans are to open a pharmacy at the Gretna location in the fall of 2019.
This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
Priority Health Care is
“Creating a community of people living healthy lives.”
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