Who We Are

GO CARE Community Health Center (GCCHC) is a private, non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation located in West Monroe, Louisiana. On November 01, 2019, we were excited to become designated by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) as a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike (more commonly known as a Community Health Center). What does this mean for the people in Northeast Louisiana? It means we are able to help you Move Health Forward by providing affordable and comprehensive healthcare. We’re run by a board of directors, most of whom are patients of GCCHC. We exist to serve people who have limited access to healthcare, including people who are low-income, uninsured or underinsured; however, anyone who wants to receive their healthcare in an affirming and inclusive environment is welcome at GO CARE Community Health Center!

GCCHC has proudly served the Northeast Louisiana region since 1988 in providing HIV and STI education, testing, treatment, and support services. In 2015, GCCHC opened its in-house clinic for the provision of medical care for people living with HIV and for the treatment of STIs; shortly thereafter, organizational leadership recognized that GCCHC’s model of providing an affirming, inclusive, and safe space for comprehensive medical and behavioral health care should be expanded to include people who are low-income and medically underserved and people who are LGBTQ+. All people are deserving of comprehensive, quality, and respectful healthcare – regardless of your income level, your gender identity, or your sexual orientation.

Our affirming and inclusive setting allows people to speak with a medical provider candidly and freely regarding their general healthcare issues, as well as issues including gender identity, gender expression, sexual activity, sexual identity, or any other factors relevant to a person’s overall well-being. We strive to be the place where individuals can come to openly communicate with their healthcare provider so they can be given the highest level of care and so we can work together in Moving Health Forward.

GCCHC offers services based on a sliding fee scale for people who are low-income and uninsured or underinsured, thereby providing a means to remove the cost barrier that otherwise prevents many people from seeking the medical or behavioral health care they need and deserve.

Funding and Program Partners

GGCCHC receives grant funds and/or operates under programs administered by our partners below. We also receive private donations to help make our mission and vision a reality. Our current partners include: (1) the Health Center Program of the Bureau of Primary Health Care and (2)the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, both of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS); (3) the STD/HIV Program of the Louisiana Department of Health; (4) and Broadway Cares Equality Fights AIDS.

HRSA Health Center Program HRSA Louisiana Department of Health Broadway Cares Equality Fights AIDS

Our Mission

GCCHC provides accessible, comprehensive, and high-quality healthcare, behavioral health, and support services for people in an affirming and inclusive setting, with an emphasis on people who are low-income and medically underserved, people who are LGBTQ+, and people who are living with HIV.

Our Vision

To become the provider of choice for healthcare, behavioral health, and support services in the region for LGBTQ+ people, for people living with HIV, and for people who wish to receive their healthcare in an affirming and inclusive setting.

Our Values

  1. We believe a healthy body, a healthy mind, and a healthy life work together to move healthcare forward.
  2. We fight to reduce stigma.
  3. We respect the dignity of our patients and strive to treat everyone humanely, respectfully, and professionally.
  4. We work to create an environment that is friendly, welcoming, and collaborative.
  5. We take a collaborative, holistic, and progressive approach in providing both preventive and quality care.
  6. We support the independent functioning and honor the autonomy of our patients.
  7. We know that every person is deserving of good health and well-being.
  8. We strive to be aware of and acknowledge the cultural and societal factors that affect our patients’ access to care.