North Country Healthcare CHC

Site Coordinator: 
Charles Smith, MD
Student Per Period: 
Daily number of family practice patients: 
Flex Time Activities: 
  • Public Health Dept. (TB/STD Clinic)
  • FP rounds at Flagstaff Med Center
  • Dental & behavioral health on site
  • Satellite clinics in Ashfork, Winslow, Holbrook, St. Johns, Seligman, Springerville, Grand Canyon Village, Kingman, Show Low, and Lake Havasu City
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS program
Hospital Affiliation: 
Flagstaff Medical Center (3 miles west of health center)
Insurance Spectrum: 
  • 30% Notch Group (sliding scale)
  • 30% AHCCS
  • 40% other insurance
Residency Info: 
No. 100% with attending.
Site Specific Info: 

Growing Community Health Center with underserved focus in Flagstaff and N. AZ. See

Mileage and Housing: 
Housing provided by FCM Clerkship,
Misc. Info: 
  • 8 FPs, 6 FNPs, 3 PAs + 1 Med-Peds, 5 OB-GYNs, 2 CNMs, IMZ
  • Inpatient census: 5/day
  • Orthopedics - casting
  • Osteopathic manipulation
  • Broad spectrum of clinical and social services (see flex time)
  • 1/2 - 1 day per week in rounds at hospital
  • Prenatal ultrasounds
Comments from Students: 

""I enjoyed being able to work one on one with a physician"

"It was a great experience and I would highly encourage any student to do a rotation there regardless of specialty interest or rural vs urban interest."

"The location was fantastic. I wanted to see if Flagstaff (or similar setting) would be the right fit for me in the future. I was really pleased with the city. The staff and physicians were also great at the clinic. They were kind, patient, and I learned a great deal about how I'd like to practice medicine. I learned something from each of their styles, and felt very welcome in the clinic."

Comments from Faculty: 

"We're a non-profit community health center, so we do everything that walks in the door. We do take a lot of AHCCCS patients, a lot of Medicare patients and everything in between. Cross-cultural sensitivity training is a huge part of what we do."

Site Address: 
North Country Healthcare CHC 2920 N. 4th St PO Box 3630 Flagstaff, AZ 86003-3630 United States