Community Health Center Funding
Community health centers receive funding in multiple ways — reimbursement for patient visits, for example, comes from Medicaid, Medicare and private health insurance. In addition to these revenue streams, community health centers receive significant funding from the federal government.
Federal grant funding provides support to health centers to serve under-insured and uninsured patients who may otherwise forego care. However, this grant funding expired on September 30, 2019 and has only been partially renewed by Congress.
temporary extension through may 22
December 19, 2019, Congress approved legislation that provides funding for the Community Health Center Fund, National Health Service Corps and Teaching Health Center Program through May 22, 2020. The bill also includes approximately $1.63 billion for community health centers through September 30, 2020, about 30% of total federal grant funding.