About Us

Why Work at CCI

At CCI, work is not just a job, it's a purpose. They strive to create a more equitable healthcare experience for communities made vulnerable by social, economic, and cultural barriers. CCI is committed to empowering patients at all stages of life through an unmatched high-quality affordable healthcare experience. The team at CCI is as diverse as the community they serve.

In these extraordinary times, CCI's community health centers and all team members are on the front lines leading with courage and innovation. The work they do every day makes a difference in somebody else's life. One of the biggest reasons why employees love working at CCI is because of how dedicated their co-workers are.

CCI is personal to some employees. For example, one employee's mother got ill when she came into the country without health insurance, which gave her the inner drive to make sure that people in their community receive the same type of care her mother received.

CCI came about during the era of the civil rights movement, and it was designed to make sure that people who typically did not have access to care could have it at the highest level of quality and with the highest level of respect and dignity.

CCI is the place that helps round out the missing pieces of the health delivery system so that people can stand taller and move farther. For those who want to make a difference in somebody's life, CCI is the place to come and make that happen.

Our History

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A group of volunteer health professionals saw a substantial need for health services for at-risk adolescents in Montgomery County, Maryland, opening as Rockville’s Roving Youth Leader Program in 1969.

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In 1972, this group is incorporated as a non-profit organization under the name Community Clinic, Inc (CCI).

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In 1996, CCI is awarded the Montgomery County contract for the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women. Infants. and Children (WIC).

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CCI received accreditation form the Joint Commission in 2003, and then went on to be recognized as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in 2008. Then in 2009, CCI established its Family Planning Program.

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In 2013 CCI opened its first primary care site in Prince George's County, which later integrated primary care with dental care, behavioral health, and HIV/infectious disease care. In the following year of 2014, CCI opened its first prenatal care practice in Prince George's County and became a provider of Refugee Health Assessments for the state of Maryland.

In 2015 CCI was recognized as a Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH)by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), launched the integrated HIV Care program, and "CenteringPregnancy" in Prince George's County. CCI Rockville opened in partnership with Cornerstone Montgomery and Interfaith Works in 2018.

As of 2019, CCI became a direct federal awardee of the Title X Family Planning program expanding to 15,000 family planning encounters annually.

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Sonya Bruton, Psy.D., MPA, becomes the Chief Executive Officer and President of CCI Health & Wellness Services. With her leadership, CCI keeps its doors open throughout the COVID Pandemic to serve the community, provide testing and public health education.

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CCI Health & Wellness Services becomes the first health center in the state of Maryland to be selected to participate in the Health Center COVID-19 Vaccine Program. The program seeks to ensure Equity in COVID-19 vaccine distribution. It is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s efforts to ramp up the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines to some of the country’s hardest-hit populations.

CCI offers the Moderna vaccine to 800 patients in a mass vaccination event.

CCI hosts its inaugural block party at the CCI Greenbelt location offering music, food, games, and health education to the community. Over 500 neighbors join CCI for the event.

The Wheaton medical site opens colocating WIC and pediatric medical services.

CCI receives a grant totaling nearly $500,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to fund a physician residency program in Prince George’s County. As a result, CCI will officially become the first Teaching Health Center in Maryland.

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CCI Health & Wellness Services becomes CCI Health Services and unveils a new brand identity complete with a redesigned logo to complement the name change. Both the rebrand and 50th anniversary celebration marks a new era for CCI Health Services, one that comprises a greater focus on using its prominent reputation and decades of experience to advocate for health equity.