A Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) also known by many as a Community Health Center is a healthcare facility that is community-based and patient-directed. By mission and design, CHCs exist to serve those who have limited access to healthcare, although all are welcome.
Unlike most private practices, CHCs welcome low-income individuals, the uninsured, and the underinsured.
Their cost of care ranks among the lowest, and they reduce the need for more expensive hospital-based and specialty care, saving billions of dollars for taxpayers in California.
This information reflects data as reported to the Healthcare Cost Report Information System (HCRIS).Data Source: Medicare Cost Reports 2021