Health Center Patient Survey

Overview

The 2021 Health Center Patient Survey (HCPS) is underway. The survey 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 2021 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.

Data is collected from one-on-one interviews with 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 have been added to the 2021 HCPS that address COVID-19, among other topics.

With support from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), survey data at the patient level are available to download.

Dashboard

Go to the Health Center Patient Survey Dashboard to customize visualizations, view data, and more.

2014 Data Files

There are 7,002 records for 2014. This is the first year data are available to the public. The data files are provided in SAS, SPSS, and Stata formats. Once you submit the data user agreement, you can download any or all formats.

Date Last Reviewed: February 2021



2014 Survey Data Information

2014 HCPS Data File Codebook 
(PDF - 2.4 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 - 1.4 MB) 
Reference guide describing the survey and data 

SAS Formats Catalog (*.sas7bcat) (ZIP - 30 KB) 
Formats catalog to use the SAS data set with the value labels

HCPS Help

Email bphchcps@hrsa.gov to connect with the HRSA BPHC Health Center Patient Survey Team.

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