FQHCs (Federally-Qualified Health Centers)

Federally-qualified health centers (FQHCs) are community health centers that meet certain qualifications and are thus eligible for certain grants. FQHCs must serve an underserved area or population, offer a sliding fee scale, provide comprehensive services, have an ongoing quality assurance program, and have a patient-majority board of directors. FQHCs provide services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. In Oklahoma, 22 FQHCs operate in more than 90 locations; they served more than 220,000 patients in 2017.