Community Health Centers - Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
 
Contact Information
Linda D. Anderson
609-292-1495
e-mail

Office of Primary Care
Division of Family Health Services
Department of Health
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Web site
 
Hours of Service
Vary with each center
 
How to Apply

Department of Health
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
609-292-1495; 1-800-328-3838
Find a Community Health Center near you here,
or call 609-292-1495 or 1-800-328-3838 for a list.

 
Parent Organization
Department of Health, Division of Family Health Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Web site

 
Program Description
Community Health Centers - Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) - provide comprehensive primary care health services. Core services include pediatrics, internal/family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and dental services. Centers also provide a range of enabling services such as social, nutrition counseling, translation, and transportation services. Larger centers, typically found in urban areas, often maintain their own vans which are used to transport needy patients to and from the health center.
 
Fees
A sliding fee scale is used. No patient is turned away because of an inability to pay for services.
 

Eligibility

General Requirements:
There are no general eligibility requirements.
 
Income Requirements:
None; patients are served regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.
 
Areas Served
All New Jersey counties except Somerset.
 
Language Translation Services
Translation services are available at Community Health Centers.
 
Further Information
The Community Health Centers (FQHCs) serve all residents, including
- migrant and seasonal farm workers
- homeless families and individuals
- public housing residents
- children in school-based settings
- senior citizens
- current and former miners with Black Lung Disease
- people with Hansen's Disease
- people exposed to radiation in uranium minesĀ or at nuclear test sites
- individuals diagnosed with HIV/AIDS

The Department of Health provides compensation to FQHCs to cover the cost of care provided to uninsured and underinsured medical and dental patients. The department also provides grant support to stimulate the establishment of new delivery sites and to improve operations at existing sites.
 
Program Web Site Address
http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/cphc/