Originally named St. Louis Comprehensive Neighborhood Health Center, the organization emerged as a training facility for healthcare professionals in the primarily African-American community of North St. Louis City in 1969. The facility was built at 5471 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive to service the Wells-Goodfellow neighborhood. In 1971, St. Louis Comprehensive Neighborhood Health Center graduated its first class of healthcare professionals & began delivering medical services to the community.
Operating out of 3 satellite offices (trailers), the organization provided a wide array of services to 7,401 within its first year of operation. Those services laid the foundation for providing the comprehensive, holistic care that we practice today including x-ray, social services, health education, dental, medical, pharmaceutical, laboratory, etc.
The first permanent full-service facility was built in 1972 and expanded in 1974. A second facility was later added in 1993 within the Prince Hall Family Support Center in the O’Fallon Park area. In 2001, the center changed its name to Myrtle Hilliard Davis in honor of the retiring CEO, who had served the Comprehensive Health Center Community for over 30 years. The organization acquired two additional operating locations in 2005: Homer G. Phillips and Florence Hill, both of which are still operating today. The Prince Hall location closed its doors in 2006.
As we continue to grow and expand our services today, we focus on our mission of providing comprehensive, affordable healthcare to the medically underserved populations in the St. Louis community.
In 2018, Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. rebranded to CareSTL Health as part of an initiative to reach new patients and further support the existing patient population the health center serves.
St. Louis Comprehensive Neighborhood Health Center is founded as a medical professional training facility & hires their first professional staff.
Center Provides a wide array of services to 7,401 patients within its first year of operation.