Health Centers are non-profit, community-directed health care organizations that provide vulnerable populations with comprehensive primary care services, including oral health, behavioral health, pharmaceutical services, and enabling services. They are located in medically underserved areas; as a result, their patients are disproportionately low-income, uninsured, publicly insured, and minority. Currently, 1,200 health centers provide primary care to 20 million people, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.
The following "Snapshots" and "Infographics" are brief, one-page summaries that highlight particular health center activities.
Infographic: Health Centers At A Glance
Health Centers Provide Better or Equal Care Compared to Other Primary Care Providers
Health Centers Face Declining Medicaid Reimbursement
Health Centers More Likely to Utilize Non-Physician Clinicians than Other Primary Care Providers
Health Centers Accept More New Patients than Other Primary Care Providers
Health Center Patients Receive More Preventive Services
Health Centers Provide Effective Chronic Care Services
Economic Impact of Health Centers
Health Center Patients Have Fewer Low Birth Weight Babies