What is a Community Health Center?
Fourteen Montana Health Centers and one look-alike operate over 80 sites in urban and rural communities and provide care to more than 117,500 people annually. Montana’s community health centers are critical partners in the state’s healthcare delivery system. Access to high-quality, primary and preventive healthcare is available to individuals and families, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status.
Core Health Center Requirements:
• Serve all patients regardless of ability to pay or insurance status
• Located in or serve medically underserved communities or populations
• Provide comprehensive primary and preventative healthcare
• Governed by community boards: 51% of board members must be patients
• Public or private nonprofit organizations with a mission to provide healthcare to underserved communities
For more information on Health Centers, please visit the HRSA website.