Number of U.S. Community Health Centers (CHCs) in 2017, by state

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) are community-based health centers that are funded in part by HRSA, a sector of Medicare and Medicaid, to treat underserved patients in their communities. As of 2017 California had the largest number of community health centers with 177 centers throughout the state. North Dakota had the fewest number of community health centers with just 4 centers throughout the state.

Number of Community Health Centers (CHCs) in the U.S. in 2017, by state*

Number of FQHCs
Alabama 15
Alaska 27
Arizona 21
Arkansas 12
California 177
Colorado 20
Connecticut 16
Delaware 3
District of Columbia 8
Florida 47
Georgia 35
Hawaii 14
Idaho 14
Illinois 45
Indiana 25
Iowa 14
Kansas 18
Kentucky 24
Louisiana 34
Maine 18
Maryland 17
Massachusetts 39
Michigan 38
Minnesota 16
Mississippi 20
Missouri 29
Montana 17
Nebraska 7
Nevada 7
New Hampshire 11
New Jersey 23
New Mexico 17
New York 65
North Carolina 40
North Dakota 4
Ohio 48
Oklahoma 20
Oregon 30
Pennsylvania 43
Rhode Island 8
South Carolina 23
South Dakota 4
Tennessee 29
Texas 73
Utah 13
Vermont 11
Virginia 26
Washington 27
West Virginia 27
Wisconsin 17
Wyoming 6
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* For purposes of these data, Community Health Centers (CHCs) include Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), which meet federal health center requirements and receive federal grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Other community health centers known as "look-alikes,” which also meet federal health center requirements but do not receive Section 330 grants, are not included. There are approximately 100 look-alikes nationwide.

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