What is a Community Health Center?

What is a Community Health Center?

A community health center is a non-profit, community-owned health care provider offering services to all citizens, including those with low income levels and/or are medically under-served. For more than 40 years, the national network of community health centers (also known as federally qualified health centers) have provided high quality, affordable primary care and prevention services to everyone in the community, regardless of their ability to pay for those services. We are the community’s health care safety net.

One very unique aspect of a community health center organization is its governance. Each community health center has a governing body, composed of volunteers from the community. At least 51% of the board members must be consumers of the community health center’s services. The board works very closely with the medical staff and administration of our health center.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service entity under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).