What is an FQHC?

According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), FQHCs:

  • Qualify for funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS).

  • Qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid*, as well as other benefits

  • Serve an underserved area or population

  • Offer a sliding fee scale

  • Provide comprehensive services (either on-site or by arrangement with another provider), including:

  1. Preventive health services
  2. Dental services
  3. Mental health and substance abuse services
  4. Transportation services necessary for adequate patient care
  5. Hospital and specialty care
  • Have an ongoing quality assurance program

  • Have a governing board of directors