The centre has preventive, promotive and curative functions. It has a catchment population of 10,000 to 30,000 or more within a 5-10 mile radius. In addition to assisting normal deliveries, the community health centre can handle some complications; grave cases of childhood illness; treatment of complicated cases of malaria and inpatient and outpatient physiotherapy for disability. The facility has space for inpatient care, as well as a laboratory. The staff of community health centre is larger than that of a post, including CHOs, nurses, midwives, and laboratory and pharmacy technicians.
In addition to its own catchment area, the CHC supervises the Community Health and the MCH Posts, as well as the community related health workers in the chiefdom. Therefore, the Community Health Centre takes responsibility for the health of the whole Chiefdom.