Health Center Partners of Southern California is a 17-membership organizationof federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), Indian Health Services Organizations, both urban and sovereign, and Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest. Our members collectively serve 917,000 unduplicated patients each year, for 3.9 million patient visits each year, at 160 practice sitesacross San Diego, Riverside, Imperial counties, with the seventh largest provider group in the region.
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based health care providers that receive funds from the HRSA Health Center Programto 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.