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Pennsylvania Association of Community Health Centers serves as the collective voice for Pennsylvania's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FHQCs), FQHC Look-Alikes (FQHCLAs), and non-profit Rural Health Clinics (RHCs).  Our members are unique nonprofit primary care facilities that provide a wide array of services to Pennsylvanians in underserved areas of the state. There are nearly 300 sites in 52 counties serving nearly 900,000 Pennsylvanians.  At these primary care facilities, patients will receive high quality care at a price they can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.

PACHC News

Monday, March 02, 2020

Coronavirus Calls for Preparedness, Not Panic

Media coverage about the novel coronavirus seems to be growing in intensity daily. It can be frightening to think about the threat, making it important that health centers serve as trusted sources of accurate information on the issue for patients, staff and the communities you serve. With the fear generated by the continuous news cycles and social media on the coronavirus, it is important in allaying some of those fears to look at the coronavirus and the flu in comparison to one another. For example, to date there are 57 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S. and no deaths; in comparison, there have been an estimated 29 million flu illnesses and 16,000 deaths this flu season. PACHC Memo 01-20 offers a more extensive comparison of COVID-19 and the flu as well as recommended health center actions.

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