WHAT IS A FQHC?

 
 

A BRIEF OVERVIEW

According to the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are, "community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. FQHCs must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients."

Appalachian Mountain Community Health Centers is a FQHC.  As such, we are part of a network of over 1400 other similar health centers operating in the US.  For over 50 years, the Community Health Center program has been growing as a broad-based, bipartisan movement to ensure access to high quality primary care for all of our neighbors.

BACKGROUND & WORK OF FQHC VIDEO

To learn more about the rich history of FQHCs that has marked the past 50+ years, you can watch this short video which was prepared in 2015.  While some statistics are slightly dated, the historical overview of FQHCs remains accurate and informative for the person who wishes to learn more about our history and background.  

2017 FQHC WEEK VIDEO

To hear current testimonials and information that was presented by HRSA during 2017's FQHC week, you can also watch this short video.