East Texas Community Health Services

Serving Nacogdoches, Lufkin, and Surrounding Areas

Appointments: 936-560-5668
Same Day Appointments May Be Available.
After hours nurse triage available by telephone

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Providing Professional & Honest Health Care

East Texas Community Health Services, Inc. serves Nacogdoches and the surrounding counties, providing primary care for medical and dental services. In addition to primary care, ETCHSI also provides management of chronic illnesses such as asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure, immunizations for children and adults, family planning, dental services, on-site limited pharmacy, diabetes education, lab tests, mental health counseling, preventative health and screening tests, and a referral department.

Our Board/Nationally Certified Physicians, PAs and NPs plus Dentists and Dental Hygienists, along with our experienced support staff, work hard to provide high-quality services to community members of all ages, from babies to teens and adults to seniors. We participate in nation-wide programs to reduce the impact of chronic diseases. This program helps us provide the best diabetes care available and teaches people to take control of their chronic diseases, rather than allowing the diseases to control them.

Our Services

East Texas Community Health Services provides timely, affordable healthcare to individuals and families living in and around Nacogdoches County, Texas. We are committed to serving people of all ages and backgrounds with special attention to your personal healthcare needs. We offer a wide range of primary care services provided by a dedicated team of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, certified nurse midwives, nurses, social workers, and support staff.

Our services are available for persons with health insurance such as Medicaid, Medicare, and private health plans. We offer a generous sliding fee schedule for persons who are under-insured or have no insurance based on the household income and family size.

Better Health Care is Our Mission

OUR MISSION: To Reach All East Texans with Accessible, Cost-Effective Healthcare. For more than a quarter of century, 28 years to be exact, East Texas Community Health Services, Inc. (ETCHSI) has provided a resource for affordable healthcare to the low income and un/underinsured people of Nacogdoches, Angelina, Cherokee, Sabine, San Augustine, and Shelby Counties in East Texas. ETCHS is funded by grants from the Health Resources Service Administration/Bureau of Primary Health Care, Texas Department of State Health Services, TL Temple Foundation, and United Way. In 2019, ETCHS, saw 8,922 individual users (patients) for a total of 27,737 visits. Of these 8,922 users, 72% live at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and received services at a reduced cost based on income and family size. In 2019, 61% of the users were uninsured and 24% were on Medicaid.
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