To improve community health by providing comprehensive, patient-centered primary health care.
To increase access for the underserved and reduce health disparities.
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
InterCare celebrates human diversity as one of our greatest organizational strengths and a key element in the pursuit of our mission. We support and strive to create a respectful, diverse workplace that provides creative, high quality ideas and solutions that ultimately result in the highest quality care for all patients. Our policies, practices, and action will reflect and support this core belief.
We believe all people have the right to equal access to quality health care.
What is a Federally Qualified Health Center?
Health centers across the nation meet the primary health care needs of nearly 30 million people. Together, we provide quality, affordable services to one in 11 Americans, including those who are low-income working families, those who are medically underserved, and those who are at risk for various health conditions. Community health centers – because they welcome anyone, regardless of their ability to pay or their insurance status – provide a safety net for people who might otherwise have trouble finding affordable health care.
While community health centers provide affordable health care to their own patients we also have a big impact on the country’s overall health care costs. Community health centers offer patients an opportunity to get routine check-ups and regular follow-up care. This reduces the number of expensive emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Community health centers’ focus on preventive care and on integrating services for a patients’ total health care needs improves the overall health of the communities they serve, and reduces the total cost of health care. For more information, please visit https://bphc.hrsa.gov/about/index.html
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), in accordance with the Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act (FSHCAA), deems InterCare Community Health Network to be an employee of the Public Health Service for the purpose of liability coverage as part of the FTCA (Federal Tort Claims Act). This health center receives HHS funding and has Federal PHS deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.