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 governing board of directors. FQHCs provide services regardless of ability to pay or immigration status. In Oklahoma, 20 FQHCs in more than 90 locations served more than 220,000 patients in 2017.