What is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC)?

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) include all organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits.

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.

The main purpose of the FQHC Program is to enhance the provision of primary care services in medically underserved urban and rural communities. Lincoln Primary Care became an FQHC in 2001. We are recognized as a NCQA Level II Medical Home.