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Primary Health Care: The Health Center Program

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Health Centers: America's Primary Care Safety Net Reflections on Success, 2002-2007

Increasing Access to Health Care in the Nation's Most Needy Communities

  • 1,200 communities with new or expanded access to care
  • 16 million people receiving needed care

Health Centers work in communities, providing access to high quality, family oriented, comprehensive primary and preventive health care, regardless of patients' ability to pay.

The President's Health Center Initiative has substantially increased both the number of communities with access to care and the number of people able to get the care they need.


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Health centers provide comprehensive primary care services without regard for patients' ability to pay and charge for services on a sliding fee scale.

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