About Us


Community Health Development, Inc.

Community Health Development, Inc. (CHDI) was founded in 1983 to increase access to primary health care services for the people of Uvalde, Real, Edwards, and Zavala Counties. CHDI is a not-for-profit community health center that annually delivers care to over 11,000 individuals. Our mission is to continuously improve the health and well being of the community we serve. We fulfill our mission by providing high quality medical, dental, and behavioral health care services to all. We are recognized by the National Committee on Quality Assurance as a Patient Centered Medical Home meaning that we provide health care that is relationship-based with an orientation toward the whole person. Partnering with patients and their families requires understanding and respecting each patient’s unique needs, culture, values, and preferences. The medical home practice actively supports patients in learning to manage and organize their own care at the level the patient chooses. CHDI has also been recognized as a 2022 Health Center Quality Leader by the Health Resources and Services Administration. This award means that CHDI is in the top 30% of health centers nationwide for best overall clinical performance. CHDI is proud of the wonderful work our Staff performs to improve the health of our community.




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Community Health Development, Inc.

Our Mission, Vision, & Philosophy


To continuously improve the Health
and Well-Being (Nuestro Bienestar)
of the communities we serve.


To be recognized as the health care provider and employer of choice by establishing a culture that champions: wholistic care that blends comprehensive patient centered-services; staff engagement; the latest technology; community partnerships; and, strategic relationships.


CHDI believes the community’s well-being, health and safety is the primary concern in planning and operating all agency activities.

CHDI is dedicated to serving individuals without regard to race, sex, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, or ability to pay for services.

PRINCIPLES - CHDI is guided by the following principles:

  • Access to quality health care services is a right, not a privilege.
  • Every individual that walks through our doors deserves to be treated with respect.
  • We value patient’s input in the healthcare they receive.
  • We believe that every individual is capable of developing an appropriate/ reasonable level of responsibility for their own health.
  • We are committed to inspiring, guiding, healing, advocating for, and supporting individuals to achieve wellness.
  • We influence people’s lives every day. We use our knowledge and compassion to serve others.
  • We are committed to maintaining the highest level of integrity at all times.

Recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home Level 3 by the National Committee on Quality Assurance

Valued Partner

Health Center Quality Leaders were among the top 30% of all HRSA-supported health centers that achieved the best overall clinical outcomes, demonstrating high-quality across their clinical operations.

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