Pohnpei Community Health Center
The Pohnpei CHC is located in downtown Kolonia on the island of Pohnpei. Pohnpei is a State in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), which is a sovereign nation that signed a Compact of Free Association with the US. The Pohnpei CHC was established in July 1986. It is a collaboration between the Pohnpei Department of Health Services and the Pohnpei CHC Board. The CHC places emphasis on a partnership between the consumers and providers of healthcare in Pohnpei State, with all members sharing in the decision-making process. The CHC also supports nine dispensary sites throughout Pohnpei.
The overall goal of the CHC is the improvement of the quality of life for all residents of Pohnpei State through the delivery of primary, preventive, and curative services in a manner that is sensitive to local customs, cultures, and constitutional mandates.