Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services to individuals and families.
Health centers integrate access to primary medical, pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care. By emphasizing coordinated care management of patients with multiple health care needs and the use of key quality improvement practices, including health information technology, health centers reduce health disparities.
(Source: What is a Health Center? | Bureau of Primary Health Care (hrsa.gov))
Federally Qualified Health Centers may be Community Health Centers, Migrant Health Centers, Health Care for the Homeless, and Health Centers for Residents of Public Housing or Tribal Health Centers.