Pennsylvania Association of

Community Health Centers

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

Pennsylvania’s Community Health Centers: Providing Quality, Affordable Healthcare for All

Pennsylvania's Community Health Centers or Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are unique nonprofit primary care facilities that provide a wide array of services to Pennsylvanians in underserved areas of the state. FQHCs have four unique characteristics: 


Fees based on ability to pay. FQHCs must offer sliding fee discounts based on income.
Quality primary health care open to all. FQHCs are open to all and must meet federal reporting, performance and accountability requirements.
Highly competent health professional team. FQHCs offer comprehensive, culturally competent, quality medical, dental and behavioral health care.

Community governed and patient-centered, to ensure FQHCs are responsive to those who count on them for care.