Health Center Partners’ diverse membership includes 17 private nonprofit members, including Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Centers, and health center corporations, operating over 135 rural and urban sites throughout San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties. In 2017 our members served 926,413+ patients with 2.99 million patient encounters (OSPHD).
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Program to provide primary care services in underserved areas. They must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients. Federally Qualified Health Centers may be Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Health Centers for Residents of Public Housing.