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What is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)?

FQHCs are federally funded non-profit health centers or clinics that serve medically underserved areas and populations. We provide primary care services regardless of your ability to pay. Services are provided on a sliding scale fee based on your ability to pay.


All FQHCs:

  1. Qualify for federal funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act 

  2. Serve an underserved area or population

  3. Offer a sliding fee scale

  4. Provide comprehensive services (either on-site or by referral)

  5. Have an ongoing quality assurance program

  6. Have a governing board of directors

The Community Health Center Network

Watch this short video to learn more about the Community Health Center Movement, which began in in the mid-1960s. SCHC is now one of more than 1,400 health centers in more than 9,200 communities across the U.S.

If you're traveling in the U.S., you can find a Health Center near you with this online tool.

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