The Health Center Patient Survey (HCPS) provides valuable data about patients’ experience with the care and services they receive at health centers funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. The HCPS also helps identify opportunities to improve access to primary and preventive health care services delivered, and responsiveness to patients’ needs. Collecting data will be critical to understanding how the pandemic has impacted the country’s most medically underserved populations, and how to better prepare for future public health emergencies.
The HCPS offers a snapshot of the following about health center patients through self-report:
- Sociodemographic characteristics
- Health conditions
- Health behaviors
- Access to and utilization of health care services
- Satisfaction with health care services
Submit questions about the Health Center Patient Survey via the BPHC Contact Form. Select “Health Center Data and Research,” and “Health Center Patient Survey.”
2022 Health Center Patient Survey
The most recent survey was conducted in 2022. Data was collected from one-on-one interviews with more than 4,400 patients who are served by a subset of up to 300 HRSA-funded health centers that are nationally representative of the Health Center Program patient population. New questions were added to address COVID-19, among other topics.
2022 HCPS dashboard
Access the 2022 HCPS dashboard, public use file (PUF), and supporting resources on data.hrsa.gov.
Data from the 2014 HCPS, the last time this survey was conducted, is also available on the 2022 HCPS dashboard.
2014 Health Center Patient Survey
2014 HCPS Dashboard
Access the 2014 HCPS Dashboard to view data and customize visualizations.
Data use agreement and PUF file formats (SAS, SPSS, Strata)
2014 HCPS Data File Codebook (PDF - 2 MB)
Codebook for the data file showing variable name, label, formats or values, and frequencies of the variables
2014 HCPS Data File User Manual (PDF - 1 MB)
Reference guide describing the survey and data
SAS Formats Catalog (ZIP - 36 KB)
Formats catalog to use the SAS data sets with value labels