Union County Health Department together with the New River
Community Health Care Board will be applying to become a Federally Qualified
Health Center (FQHC).
FQHC is a federal designation from the Bureau
of Primary Health Care (BPHC) and
the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) that is assigned to private
non-profit or public health care organizations that serve predominantly
uninsured or medically underserved populations. FQHCs are located in or serving
a Federally designated Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA or MUP). All
FQHCs must operate under a consumer Board of Directors governance structure, and
provide comprehensive primary health, oral, and mental health/substance abuse
services to persons in all stages of the life cycle. FQHCs provide their
services to all persons regardless of ability to pay, and charge for services on
a Board approved sliding-fee scale that is based on patients’ family income and
size. FQHCs must comply with Section 330 program expectations/requirements and
all applicable federal and state regulations.
The New River
Community Health Care Board:
Jeannie Baker, Chair
Jerry Williams, Vice Chair
Steve Futch, Treasurer
The Board was established in
December, 2007 and attained non-profit 501(3c) status in 2008.