We Represent Member Clinics who Provide Direct Care
Our members – health centers and community clinics – exist to serve their patients with community-based, whole-person, comprehensive care. Communities take comfort in knowing that personal healthcare doesn’t have to be pushed to the limits before seeking services – care can and should be proactive, preventive and inclusive.
Member clinics are community providers of direct medical, dental and behavioral health care across Kansas. Member clinics are funded by patient revenue, fundraising activities, contributions and grants.
Member clinics share a belief that healthy Kansans contribute to healthy communities, increased economic growth and improved quality of life. In many areas of the state, the local Community Care clinic is the largest employer in the area. Find a community care clinic near you.
There are five types of member clinics:
Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are community-based nonprofit or public organizations that provide services in situations where health care is difficult to access, such as for persons without insurance and/or living in rural and underserved areas. FQHCs utilize a sliding fee scale and receive federal grant funding under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. FQHC Look Alikes must meet all of the requirements of a health center; however, they do not receive any federal funding.
Primary Care Clinics serve patients with or without private insurance and recipients of KanCare and Medicare. Clinics provide primary medical care to all, regardless of ability or pay, and utilize a sliding fee scale. Some provide dental and behavioral health care.
Donation-Based Clinics provide primary medical care to uninsured, low-income patients only. Some provide dental, behavioral and specialty care. These clinics ask for a donation in exchange for services.
Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) are public, private or non-profit clinics located in rural, underserved areas. Physician assistants or nurse practitioners provide primary care services to Medicaid and Medicare patients.
Dental Clinics provide primary dental care services regardless of patient ability to pay or insurance coverage, on a sliding fee scale.