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Helpful Information

Below are some of the most common questions New Mexicans have about community health centers. If you have questions about a specific clinic, please visit our Find a Clinic page to contact them directly.


Frequently Asked Questions

A: According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), FQHCs:

  • Are more accurately referred to as community health centers
  • Qualify for funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS)
  • Qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid*, as well as other benefits
  • Serve an underserved area or population
  • Offer a sliding fee scale for those below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level
  • Provide comprehensive services (either on site or by arrangement with another provider), including:
    • Preventive health services
    • Dental services
    • Mental health and substance abuse services
    • Transportation services necessary for adequate patient care
    • Hospital and specialty care
  • Have an ongoing quality assurance program
  • Have a community-based, consumer led governing board of directors

*Certain tribal organizations and FQHC Look-Alikes (organizations that meet PHS Section 330 eligibility requirements, but do not receive grant funding) also receive special Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.


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