Friday, October 29, 2010

Check out a Community Health Center near you

Each day, an average of 3200 people use the feature to find high quality, affordable health care at a HRSA supported community health center.  All you do is type in your zipcode and local community centers pop up on a map.
If you aren’t familiar with community health centers, there are more than 7,900 service delivery sites nationwide that provide preventive and primary care to 19 million patients, about 40 percent of whom have no health insurance.  It’s important to remember that community health centers will treat you, regardless of your ability to pay; charges for service are set according to income.
The Affordable Care Act Affordable Care Act provides $11 billion in funding for the operation, expansion and construction of community health centers across the country.  This expansion will help community health centers nearly double the number of patients they can see—a critical step in ensuring that all Americans can access quality, affordable health care.