About Health Centers

What is a Health Center?

Learn about one of the largest safety net systems of primary and preventive care in the country, including its impact on the people it serves and the fundamentals of the Health Center Program.

Health Centers and the Affordable Care Act

Information on the role of the Health Center Program in implementing the Affordable Care Act, including program growth since the passage of the law.


Health centers improve access to health care in underserved communities and provide more and better services to their communities by leveraging and connecting with related health care programs.

National Health Center Week

View videos, infographics, and blog posts from National Health Center Week 2015, celebrating 50 years of community health centers.