Philosophy of Wellness

 

Christian Healthcare Centers provides a distinctive approach to the promotion of wellness and the provision of health care. We are an unapologetically Christian, Christ-centered and patient-focused collaborative community.

God Heals – We Help

As Creator, God is the most knowledgeable being to deal with sickness, disease and death. We affirm that God can heal with or without a physician. With this in mind, we include prayer among the resources we bring to bear on the needs of patients.

Wellness, not Disease Management

Since we believe each person is created in God’s image (Genesis 1:26), CHC providers are devoted to enhancing wellness of the whole person. We do not treat patients as a collection of organ systems or merely natural processes, but as whole beings.

Spiritual Care is Essential to Wellness

Spiritual health is an essential component of a person’s total wellness. Using medical interventions to compensate for immoral actions is, at best, a temporary solution. We believe spiritual disciplines (e.g., prayer, engagement with Scripture, active participation in a local church, applying biblical principles regarding marriage/family, finances, relationships, vocation) are essential for a person to experience their optimum overall wellness in mind, body and spirit.

Access to Health Care

As a non-profit Christian ministry, we make every effort to ensure that members have access to high-quality wellness services by controlling costs, minimizing administrative overhead and exercising good stewardship of medical resources. Our MemberCare Assistance Program is designed to help low-income individuals and families sustain their CHC membership to ensure uninterrupted and unencumbered access to our services. Ten percent of gross revenue is dedicated to our MemberCare Assistance Program.

Best Practices – Best Research – Innovative

CHC is an integrated collaborative community of Christian wellness providers. We employ or refer to physicians, chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, physical therapists, nutritionists, counselors, fitness coaches and other allied wellness professionals to ensure members have access to state of the art resources. We are committed to integrating into our wellness services the best practices and standards of care available, whether from scientific research, clinical practice, professional experience, biblical teaching or other sources of knowledge. We use the best diagnostic and treatment protocols available, and our practitioners are committed to continuing their professional development through continuing medical education, conferences, professional journals and online resources.

Communication with Members

We strive to engage in open and honest communication with our members. We will protect their personal and medical information in accord with all relevant laws and biblical ethics. We will not disclose personal or confidential medical information to any third party unless authorized by the member, under subpoena or search warrant.

Transparency and Accountability

As a Christian ministry, we strive to be transparent with members. Financial information will be provided on our website or upon demand. We engage independent certified public accountants to audit our finances and produce an annual report to members and the federal government. The Board of Directors approves compensation and ensures that funds are used exclusively to further the vision, mission and values of the ministry.

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