What is a Community Health Center?

Community Health Centers or CHCs (also known as Health Center Program Grantees) are non-profit clinics located in medically underserved areas – both rural and urban – throughout Arizona and our nation. They share a mission of making comprehensive primary care accessible to anyone regardless of insurance status.

Federal legislation requires every Health Center Program Grantees and Look-Alikes to have a governing board that represents its community. A majority of the board members must be patients who use the health center’s services


What is the reach of Community Health Centers?

AACHC has 23 members across the state and, collectively, there are over 150 health center sites in rural and urban communities. In 2015, our health centers served over 610,000 patients and we had 2,248,588 patient visits. Nationally, there are nearly 1,400 CHCs serving almost 25 million people, or one in 13 people, at 9,800 delivery sites.


Which services are provided at Community Health Centers?

CHCs provide a wide array of services under one roof. They follow a patient-centered medical home model to ensure complete care for the patients we see. Some services include dentistry, radiology, family practice, lab, pharmacy, and many more. Click here to see a list of our health centers and the services they provide.