Health Care Partners of South Carolina is a Federally Qualified Health Center or FQHC. This means our practice has met strict guidelines established by the Federal Bureau of Primary Health Care. These guidelines require that we offer a specific scope of services including care for those without health insurance. The board oversees the governance of our health center operations. We are proud to have earned this designation. We are part of a vital safety net in the nation's health care delivery system.
- Health centers are important safety net providers in rural areas. Approximately 20% of rural residents receive care from community health centers.
- Today the network of FQHCs nationwide is growing. Almost 1400 health centers across the country are expected to serve 29 million people in 2020. Health centers also serve 1 in 11 people across the country.
- *This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).