What is a Community Health Center

Female doctor speaking to a female patient holding a babyCommunity Health Centers (CHCs), also known as Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) are non-profit, community-based, and patient-centered organizations that deliver comprehensive, integrated primary and preventative health care services to everyone in their communities, regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay.

CHCs offer access to primary health, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and substance use disorder services in areas with limited access to affordable health care services.

 

 

 

Find a Health Center

Virginia Community Health Centers are located in communities all across Virginia. To find a health center near you, visit our health center locations page.

 

History of Virginia Community Health Centers

VACHA has produced this video series that captures stories from Virginia Community Health Centers. Each video in the series covers a brief history of one of Virginia’s Health Centers in 15 minutes or less, told through a combination of archival materials and interviews with key individuals.

Virginia Community Health Center Movement video title page

The Virginia Community Health Center Movement

Community Health Centers: An Overview

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Blue Ridge Medical Center

Episode 2 of The Virginia Community Health Center Movement

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Central Virginia Health Services

Episode 3 of The Virginia Community Health Center Movement

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Eastern Shore Rural Health System

Episode 4 of The Virginia Community Health Center Movement

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Daily Planet Health Services

Episode 5 of The Virginia Community Health Center Movement

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Southeastern Virginia Health System

Episode 6 of The Virginia Community Health Center Movement

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