Health Center Patient Survey


The Health Center Patient Survey (HCPS), sponsored by HRSA, provides robust patient-level data to determine how well health centers funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act provide access to primary and preventive health care. The survey explores:

  • How well health centers meet the health care needs of the medically underserved; and
  • How health center patients perceive the quality of their care.

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.

HRSA conducts the HCPS every five years. Survey results come from in-person, one-on-one interviews with patients, and are nationally representative of the Health Center Program patient population.

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.


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: July 2019

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


Email to connect with the HRSA BPHC Health Center Patient Survey Team.

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