Promise's History

Expanding to Meet Your Needs

Promise Community Health Center opened in Sioux Center in July 2008 after receiving Federally Qualified Health Center incubator funding from the Iowa Department of Public Health.

From 2008 to 2012, Promise was recognized as an FQHC Look-Alike. FQHC Look-Alikes serve their communities by providing FQHC services without federal funding. In June 2012, Promise received New Access Point funding from Health Resources and Services Administration. Achieving designation as a FQHC was the culmination of more than 10 years of community-based efforts to bring a community health center to Sioux County.

Originally known as Greater Sioux Community Health Center, the health center’s name changed to Promise to celebrate the fulfilled promise of bringing an FQHC to northwest Iowa.

Promise initially offered primary medical care, but its core services have grown to provide prenatal, dental, behavioral health and vision care. Promise also has expanded its facilities throughout the years by building out vacant spaces in its downtown Sioux Center building. A dental wing was completed in January 2011. A major renovation and expansion project increased Promise’s space by 60 percent in 2015, providing a new prenatal wing, a community education and conference room, a behavioral health therapy room, four offices, and an employee break room.

In late 2015, Promise purchased the building that it had leased and operated out of since opening 2008.