The scope of services provided at CHCs is comprehensive. CHCs are required to provide access, either directly or via contract or referral arrangement to primary, dental, and behavioral health care. All of the services must be available to patients regardless of ability to pay, with sliding fee discounts available for patients under 200% of the Federal Poverty Level based only on their income and family size.
These required services include, but are not limited to, providing access to the following types of services: diagnostic screenings, laboratory, radiology, prenatal and perinatal care, case management, voluntary family planning, and pharmacy. As well, CHCs are required to maintain collaborative arrangements that allow for hospital admitting privileges and referrals to specialty care.
All services must be provided in a culturally competent manner, with access to interpretation or translation services for patients with limited English-speaking ability. See BPHC’s webpage on Scope of Project
for more information on the service provided at CHCs.