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NC Community Health Center Policy & Advocacy

North Carolina’s community health centers provide comprehensive primary medical care, including integrated dental, behavioral health, pharmacy, and enabling services, to North Carolinians in medically underserved communities without regard to their ability to pay or insurance status. In order to keep their communities healthy and well, community health centers rely on federal and state policymakers to ensure health centers and the patients they serve have ample opportunity to thrive.

North Carolina’s community health centers are pivotal in providing primary care to underserved populations and in underserved areas.

North Carolina will be transitioning to Managed Care for the state’s Medicaid program

COVID 19 Response

  • Health centers are on the frontlines of the pandemic, providing testing, treatment, and now vaccine administration services for COVID-19. However, disruptions from the pandemic have increased costs and caused financial losses, requiring additional resources and flexibility to preserve access to care and promote an effective response.


COVID 19 Page

340 B Program

To provide affordable medications and other health care services to patients, community health centers depend on a strong 340B Drug Discount Program, through which drug manufacturers provide discounted medications to safety net provider—at no cost to taxpayers.

Promote Telehealth Access for Underserved Communities

In response to COVID-19, health centers invested in new technologies and workflows to care for their patients virtually. With a few program changes, policymakers can ensure that patients can permanently access care through their community health center despite travel distances, internet access, and ability to afford technology—both now and beyond the pandemic.

Close the Health Coverage Gap

North Carolina’s health centers cared for over 270,000 uninsured patients in 2019, many of whom are caught in the coverage gap unable to afford health insurance. Covering these North Carolinians would improve health outcomes, boost the economy, and help health centers further stretch resources further to care for our state.

Invest in the Health Center Program

Today, health centers nationwide serve 30 million Americans. An increased, sustained investment in the cost-effective Health Center program will enhance access to care, reduce provider shortages, and boost local economies across North Carolina.


Members can contact Brendan Riley, Vice President of Government Relations and External Affairs.

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