Turning the vision into reality
Gateway Community Health Center (GCHC) is a federally-funded FQHC. The organization’s administrative office is located in the city of Laredo, in Webb County, Texas. Since 1989, GCHC has been a local leader in establishing and providing excellence in health care for underserved population members of Webb County, Texas. The organization began as a sub-component of the local health department in 1963, serving only migrants in the area. As need grew, the organization responded. In 1989, GCHC became independent of the local health department as a 501 (c) (3) Corporation. In 1991, the organization was fortunate to receive FQHC status and has continued to evolve business practices to address the growth in demand for affordable access to care.
In 2009, the organization successfully expanded its service region by receiving federal funding approval, through an application for Service Area Competition, to provide primary health care services for residents in neighboring Jim Hogg and Zapata Counties.