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, both rural and urban. Another Way to Look at F-Q-H-C: 

FEES based on ability to pay. That means if you go to any of the more than 300 community health center sites throughout Pennsylvania, you’ll get the care you need at a price you can afford with sliding fees based on income and family size.

QUALITY health care for all. Research has validated the overall high quality of health center care and surveys consistently show high patient satisfaction. Each health center’s data is also available online. It’s health care you can trust.

HEALTH professional team. Community health centers aim to be one-stop health homes for people of all ages. Services range from child and adult wellness visits to managing chronic diseases, like diabetes. Dental care to counseling and many other services are provided.

COMMUNITY governed and patient-centered, to ensure FQHCs are responsive to those who count on them for care. The health center in your area is guided by your neighbors to keep them true to the communities they serve.