Federally Qualified Health Center
The main purpose of a FQHC Program is to enhance the provision of primary care services in underserved urban and rural communities, and the Quad Cities is one of these areas. Last year we served more than 40,000 patients, or roughly 10 percent of the Quad City population. This includes patients with and without health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid patients, veterans, homeless persons, and private pay patients. We have a Sliding Fee Program that allows patients to pay based on their income and family size.
We meet the following FQHC requirements:
Serve an underserved area or population
Offer a sliding fee scale
Provide comprehensive services
Have an ongoing quality assurance program
Have a governing board of directors
This designation also means that we are eligible to receive Section 330 grant funding to support these efforts. Currently, this support equals about 15 percent of our operating budget. The rest of our operating funds come from support from private donors, corporate support, grant funders, foundations, and patient fees.