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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.