Our Vision


To be a premier community health center in the state of Texas.


Our Mission

Our principal mission is to provide quality comprehensive primary health care services with excellence and dignity to our community regardless of their ability to pay.



The Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) has more than 200 dedicated employees working to improve the health of our community. The staff includes physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, RN, LVN’s and CMA’s, health education professionals, lab technologists, radiographic technicians, counselors and social workers, and other health care professionals.


The Center’s Board of Directors and entire staff are committed to this mission for every one of our patients. BCHC is a non-profit 501 (c)3 organization serving as a community and migrant health center and has served as the medical home for thousands of low-income and uninsured families in this border community since 1972. Brownsville Community Health Center was originally established by a volunteer group of local health care professionals and was funded by the city of Brownsville. In 1987, BCHC became an independent non-profit organization.


The relationship between you, your medical provider, and your care team is one of the driving forces behind a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH). Our medical providers and staff have committed to expanded roles and responsibilities including a care team that focuses on patient-provider relationships and patient participation in health care decisions.

Brownsville Community Health Center (BCHC) is an FTCA deemed Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.