Riggs Community Health Center (Riggs CHC) provides affordable, high quality health care to the uninsured and underinsured families of Tippecanoe County.
In 2011, 11,989 men, women and children received comprehensive primary health care services at Riggs CHC. Riggs CHC offers primary health care (adult, pediatric, prenatal/women's health and Centering Pregnancy), dental care, behavioral health care, and various ancillary services. These services include: Medication Assistance Program (MAP); Health Referral Services (HRS); Medicaid Enrollment; Baby Corner; Prenatal Substance Use Prevention Program (PSUPP); Reach Out & Read; Nutrition Counseling; Homeless Outreach; Breast & Cervical Cancer Program (BCCP) in conjunction with the YWCA; and the School Based Health Care Program.
To improve access to quality, cost effective, comprehensive health care with respect and compassion to underserved community members. Riggs CHC was founded in 1988 as a part time prenatal and well-child clinic by Dr. Wendell Riggs. Since that time, Riggs CHC, then Tippecanoe Community Health Clinic, separated from County government, became a non-profit organization, sought and received status as a Federally Qualified Health Center, and built a 19,000 sf facility on Hartford Street.
In 2009, the Center was renamed in honor of its founder, opened a second site (Riggs CHC Annex), launched a School Based Health Care Program with Murdock Elementary School, and launched an integrated Behavioral Health Program.
In 2010, the Center received a federal grant to facilitate expansion of the facility. NCHS graciously donated the former Woman's Clinic in 2011 and in January of 2012, work began to renovate that facility to better serve the Center's patients. The new facility, Riggs CHC South Street opened in the fall of 2012 and will allow the Center to double the number of patients seen annually.