Program Description

Health Centers offer access to comprehensive primary and preventive health care and social services to medically unserved and underserved populations.  Federally funded health centers offer services to the general community, as well as specific special populations including: migrant and seasonal farmworkers, homeless, public housing residents, and school aged children.  Services are provided to all residents of the service area without regard to an individual's ability to pay. 

General Program Requirements

All people are eligible to receive health care services at a federally funding health center.  Health centers funded through the Consolidated Health Centers (CHC) Program are required to provide services to all individuals regardless of ability to pay.  Federally funded health centers also must provide a schedule of discounts corresponding to established charges for individuals with incomes at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

For more information on how to apply, please visit:
http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/shortage/hpsas/primarycareoffices.html

Program Contact Information

For more information about the Consolidated Health Centers Program, visit:

http://bphc.hrsa.gov

To locate a service delivery site in your area, visit:

http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/

To speak with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services about the CHC program, call:

301-594-4300

Or write to:

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