For more than 45 years, HRSA-supported health centers have provided comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services to medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations. Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that serve populations with limited access to health care. Health Centers champion preventive care and advance the medical/health home model of coordinated, comprehensive, and patient-centered care, coordinating a wide range of medical, dental, behavioral, and social services.
Did You Know?
- Health Centers cared for 21.1 million patients last year.
- About 4 million of these patients received dental services and 1 million received mental/behavioral health care.
- About 36 percent of health center patients have no health insurance.
- Health Centers provide primary care, defined by the Institute of Medicine as: The provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community
Did you know OACHC has a clinical list serv to communicate with all interested health centers clinicians? This list serv is a two way communication for you to post best practices, or ask questions that you may need assistance with from your health center peers. OACHC also sends out important clinical information/updates on a regular basis.
To be added to the clinical list serv contact: email@example.com