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Federally Qualified Health Center

A federally qualified health center (FQHC) is a type of provider defined by the Medicare and Medicaid statutes.  FQHCs include all organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act, certain tribal organizations, and FQHC Look-Alikes.

An FQHC Look-Alike is an organization that meets all of the eligibility requirements of an organization that receives a PHS Section 330 grant, but does not receive grant funding.

Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act defines federal grant funding opportunities for organizations to provide care to underserved populations. Types of organizations that may receive 330 grants include: Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless Programs, and Public Housing Primary Care Programs.

Request additional information by e-mail to Healthcare Licensing and Surveys or by telephone: (307) 777-7123.

Federally Qualified Health Center - Federal Certification Information

Fact Sheet

FQHC Frequently Asked Questions

Link to CMS website regarding Federally Qualified Health Centers