Health Center Impact
Community health centers are an important part of the health care system in Nebraska, providing comprehensive health services to the medically underserved. Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are key to increasing access to health care for vulnerable Nebraskans. In 2020, our FQHCs served 107,701 patients.
#ValueCHCs- The value of Community Health Centers:
- Community Health Centers are non-profit, community-based, patient-centered organizations that have received strong bipartisan support for over 50 years
- Provide medical, dental and behavioral health services, they are one-stop health care homes
- Health centers ensure that all underserved populations have access to high quality, comprehensive, affordable healthcare, regardless of their ability to pay
- The Nebraska community health centers serve as a critical component of the safety net program, serving 31% of the uninsured population and 27% of the uninsured children. In Nebraska, 45% of the health center patients are uninsured and 95% are low income
- The Nebraska health centers provide 1,657 total jobs in Nebraska
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- Provide health services at a lower cost per patient than other health care providers
- Save health care dollars systemwide by reducing emergency, hospital, and specialty-care costs
Access for Uninsured/Underserved
- 45% of patients are uninsured
- 95% of patients have incomes at or below 200% poverty
- 61% of patients have incomes at or below 100% poverty