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Supporting Pennsylvania's health centers in increasing access to quality primary health care for all

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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 over 800,000 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

Friday, August 31, 2018

Are YOU Prepared?

September is National Preparedness Month (NPM) and an opportunity to remind us that we must prepare our organizations, ourselves and our families throughout the year. This NPM will focus on planning, with an overarching theme: Disasters Happen. Prepare Now. Learn How. Take time to learn lifesaving skills such as CPR and first aid and check your insurance policies and coverage for the hazards you may face, such as flood, earthquakes, and tornadoes. The recent devastating hurricanes, floods and wildfires remind us of the importance of preparing for disasters. Often, we will be the first ones in our communities to take action after a disaster strikes and before first responders arrive, so it is important to prepare in advance to help yourself and your community. Learn more here. Also, HRSA recently updated their Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources web page. There you can find guidance about change in scope for temporary sites, temporary privileging of clinicians by FTCA deemed health centers, and 340B enrollment during an emergency. 

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