Pennsylvania Association of

Community Health Centers

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

Your Primary Care Media Center

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.


Health Department Says Adult Vaccinations on Track; Mask Order to Be Lifted by June 28

Department of Health Acting Secretary Alison Beam announced that the commonwealth’s mask order will be lifted by June 28.


Help Enrich Your Patients’ Lives with a Dose of Financial Wellness

The Pennsylvania Treasury Department and its partners are working to motivate families across the Commonwealth to start saving for their child’s future as early as possible. Treasury’s ground-breaking Keystone Scholars program makes sure every baby gets a jump start to saving for education with a free $100 starter deposit in a Keystone Scholars account in their name.


Health Center Staff and Patient Growth Over the Past Decade

This infographic presents health centers' staff and patient growth from 2010-2019 for mental health, vision, dental, substance abuse and medical services.


Emergency Declaration End Could Impact Providers and Care Options

The Pennsylvania Department of State (DOS) recently notified licensed providers about what happens to the licensing waivers if the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration is ended. To date, DOS has issued nearly 100 temporary waivers under authority granted by the Governor’s declaration of a disaster emergency due to the coronavirus pandemic. 


Coming in January: New Health Center/Look-Alike Survey Questions

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is adding four questions to its weekly health center COVID-19 survey next month. These will appear beginning in the survey FQHCs receive on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021.


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