Texas Primary Care Office (TPCO) - Federally Qualified Health Centers

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TPCO LOGOFederally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) provide comprehensive health care services to underserved communities. Many of the Texans they serve are indigent, uninsured and underserved. Some FQHCs offer additional services, such as dental, mental health or substance abuse treatment. FQHCs are community organizations with defined target populations and service areas. Services are provided to Medicare, Medicaid, CHIP, Insured and Uninsured individuals. Patients may be eligible for services based on their family income and on a sliding fee schedule.

FQHCs receive federal grant funds directly from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support the operation and services of the health center. Additionally, they receive cost-based (or enhanced) payment for services to Medicaid and Medicare patients, Federal Tort Claim coverage, 340b drug pricing, and can participate in the National Health Service Corps.

Other support for FQHCs comes from additional state and federal grants, local support including foundations and community funding, as well as patient self-payments or insurance. Federal grants from HRSA provide about 30% of health center revenue.

The Number of FQHCs in Texas

There are 70 FQHCs serving patients in Texas, operating more than 300 sites. There are also two FQHC-Look Alikes offering services at 4 sites. (Look Alikes offer FQHC-like services but do not receive all of the benefits of FQHC status)

The Texas FQHC Incubator Program

In response to a federal program to expand FQHCs nationwide, in 2002 Governor Perry proposed that Texas work to increase the number in Texas.

In 2003, the Legislature adopted SB 610, authored by Senator Jane Nelson, to create the Texas FQHC Incubator program.  The Legislature also appropriated $5 million a year for this program.  This program is designed to offer grants to organizations in order to help them qualify for FQHC funding or site/service expansions.  In 2009, SB 526, also by Senator Nelson, re-authorized the program.

Since the beginning of the President’s Initiative to Expand FQHCs, the number of FQHCs in Texas has more than doubled, from 32 in 2002 to 70 in 2013.

The Incubator program has granted funding to 60 FQHCs and two Look-Alikes to become certified or create a new site or service.

Of the 70 FQHCs in Texas, 29 became FQHCs through Incubator Grant funds.

The 70 FQHCs in Texas are:

 

Year Funded

Federal Qualified Health Center Name

City

1

Pre 02

Atascosa Health Center, Inc.

Pleasanton

2

Pre 02

Brownsville Community Health Center

Brownsville

3

Pre 02

Central Care Community Health Center (South Central Houston Action Council)

Houston

4

Pre 02

Centro De Salud Familiar La Fe

El Paso

5

Pre 02

Centro San Vicente

El Paso

6

Pre 02

CentroMed (El Centro Del Barrio, Inc.)

San Antonio

7

Pre 02

Coastal Health and Wellness (Galveston County Coordinated Community Clinics)

La Marque

8

Pre 02

Communicare (Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center, Inc.)

San Antonio

9

Pre 02

Community Health Care Center (North Central Texas Community Health Care)

Wichita Falls

10

Pre 02

Community Health Center of Lubbock

Lubbock

11

Pre 02

Community Health Centers of South Central Texas Inc.

Gonzales

12

Pre 02

Community Health Development, Inc.

Uvalde

13

Pre 02

Community Health Service Agency, Inc.

Greenville

14

Pre 02

CommUnityCare (Austin Travis County Health District)

Austin

15

Pre 02

Cross Timbers Health Clinic, Inc.

De Leon

16

Pre 02

Dallas County Hospital District

Dallas

17

Pre 02

East Texas Community Health Services

Nacogdoches

18

Pre 02

Gateway Community Health Center, Inc.

Laredo

19

Pre 02

Gulf Coast Health Center, Inc.

Port Arthur

20

Pre 02

Harris County Hospital District-- Healthcare For The Homeless 

Houston

21

Pre 02

Healthcare For The Homeless--Houston

Houston

22

Pre 02

Heart of Texas Community Health Center, Inc.

Waco

23

Pre 02

La Esperanza Clinic, Inc.

San Angelo

24

Pre 02

Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic

Dallas

25

Pre 02

Martin Luther King, Jr. Family Clinic, Inc.

Dallas

26

Pre 02

Nuestra Clinica Del Valle. Inc.

Pharr

27

Pre 02

Regence Health Network, Inc.

Plainview

28

Pre 02

South Plains Rural Health Services, Inc.

Levelland

29

Pre 02

South Texas Rural Health Services, Inc.

Cotulla

30

Pre 02

Su Clinica Familiar

Harlingen

31

Pre 02

United Medical Centers

Eagle Pass

32

Pre 02

Vida Y Salud Health Systems, Inc.

Crystal City

33

2002

Brazos Valley Community Action Agency, Inc.

College Station

34

2002

Fort Bend Family Health Center, Inc.

Richmond

35

2003

Cactus Health Centers

Sanderson

36

2003

Community Action Corporation of South Texas

Alice

37

2003

El Centro de Corazon

Houston

38

2003

Lone Star Community Health Center, Inc.

Conroe

39

2005

Lone Star Circle of Care

Georgetown

40

2005

Project Vida Health Center

El Paso

41

2006

Good Neighbor Healthcare Center (Fourth Ward)

Houston

42

2006

Midland Community Healthcare Services

Midland

43

2006

North Texas Area Community Health Care (Fort Worth Northside Community Health Center, Inc.)

Fort Worth

44

2006

Pasadena Health Center

Pasadena

45

2006

ResourceCare (Shackelford County Community Resource) 

Albany

46

2006

Spring Branch Community Health Center

Houston

47

2007

Amistad Community Health Center Incorporated

Corpus Christi

48

2007

Bayside Community Health Clinic (Chambers County Public Hospital District) 

Anahuac

49

2007

Frontera Healthcare Network

Eden

50

2007

Genesis Prime Community Health Care (East Texas Border Health Clinic)

Marshall

51

2007

Health Center of Southeast Texas

Cleveland

52

2007

Houston Community Health Centers, Inc.

Houston

53

2007

Legacy Community Health Services, Inc.

Houston

54

2007

Presidio County Health Services, Inc.

Marfa

55

2007

Wellness Point (Longview Wellness Center)

Longview

56

2009

Health Opportunities for the People of East Texas, Inc.

Center

57

2009

Hope Clinic (Ellis County Coalition for Health Options)

Waxahachie

58

2009

Houston Area Community Services, Inc.

Houston

59

2009

Matagorda Episcopal Health Outreach Program

Bay City

60

2009

Mt. Enterprise Community Health Center

Mt. Enterprise

61

2009

Stephen F Austin Community Health Center, Inc.

Alvin

62

2009

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Larry Combest Center

Lubbock

63

2012

Health Services of North Texas, Inc.

Denton

64

2012

Hope Clinic (Asian American Health Coalition)

Houston

65

2012

Mission East Dallas

Dallas

66

2012

People's Community Health Clinic

Austin

67

2012

Tejas Health Care

La Grange

68

2013

Tyler Family Circle of Care

Tyler

69 2013 Bee Busy Wellness Center Houston
70 2013 Saint Hope Foundation Houston


To find an FQHC near you go to the HRSA
Find a Health Center page.

For more information about Federally Qualified Health Centers, please contact the Texas Primary Care Office by phone at (512) 776-7518, or by email at TexasPCO@dshs.state.tx.us

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last updated November 08, 2013