The clinics and health centers accessed via the the above search forms offer a wide range of primary and preventive medical and / or dental care services (primary care, urgent care, counseling/mental health, substance addiction / rehab, diabetic care, disease testing/treatment, immunizations, laboratory, OB/GYN, pregnancy care, pediatric care, dental care, vision care, hearing care, health education/nutrition, etc). The services offered are either free (some, but not all), low-cost, low-cost with a sliding scale on basis of income, or they are offered with some kind of financial assistance.
Many of them operate as part of, and are funded by the Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) Health Center Program. HRSA Health Center Program’s community health centers deliver comprehensive, high-quality, preventive and primary health care to patients, regardless of their ability to pay, via a network of 1,400 health centers, which operate over 10,000 delivery sites, across the United States, serving 26 million people.
These clinics and health centers are the primary provider of essential hesalth care services for some of the nation’s most vulnerable populations. They provide a much-needed healthcare resource to many people facing care accessibility difficulties due geographic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic limitations.