Federally Qualified Health Center Health Service Corps Member
Eligibility - Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance abuse, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the Nation’s veterans.
Health Center Program Fundamentals:
Deliver high quality, culturally competent, comprehensive primary care, as well as supportive services such as health education, translation, and transportation that promote access to health care.
Provide services regardless of patients’ ability to pay and charge for services on a sliding fee scale.
Operate under the direction of patient-majority governing boards of autonomous community-based organizations. These include public and private non-profit organizations and tribal and faith-based organizations.
Develop systems of patient-centered and integrated care that respond to the unique needs of diverse medically underserved areas and populations.
Meet requirements regarding administrative, clinical, and financial operations.
For more than 50 years, health centers have delivered affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective
primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay. During that time, health centers have
become an essential primary care provider for America’s most vulnerable populations.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center, Bertie County Rural Health Association has truly become a
valuable asset in its service to the community.
Language Line Service:
The Language Line Service is provided to the
patients of BCRHA with Limited English
Proficiency. This service provides the
patients with interpretation and translation
services that enable them to have reasonable
access to Health Center Services.
Servicio de la línea del idioma: La
lengua línea prestación a los pacientes de BCRHA
con dominio limitado del inglés. Este servicio
ofrece a los pacientes con los servicios de
traducción e interpretación que permitan tener
un acceso razonable a servicios de centro de
This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service Employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). BCRHA is a FTCA-deemed facility.