YOUR CURRENT COUNTY:
Community Health Centers (CHCs) are non-profit, community-based providers that remove common barriers to care by serving medically-underserved communities who otherwise confront financial, geographic, language, cultural, and other barriers.
CHCs are governed by a community- and consumer-based Board of Directors and the location, hours of operation, staff and programs of each Center are tailored to meet the specific needs of the community in which it is located. All CHCs must adhere to national, state and local licensure requirements and quality standards, and are held accountable by the Bureau of Primary Health Care for specific program expectations. As a result, CHC quality standards are among the highest in the health care industry.
CHCs are time-tested models of community-based care. They represent strong partnerships of people, governments and communities working together to improve the health status of their respective communities
(per 2012 Uniform Data Systems Report)