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RIHCA - Rhode Island Health Center Association

Rhode Island Health Center Facts

In 2015, community health centers served 152,822 residents in Rhode Island. In addition, community health centers provided over 630,812 patient visits.

  • RIHCA has ten organizational members, eight are 330 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), one is an island-based health center, Block Island Health Services, and one associate member, The Providence Center. Among the nine health centers, there are 33 locations around the state including urban, rural, suburban, and island areas.
  • 11.8% of patients were uninsured (over 18,000 patients). Community health centers are open to all residents, regardless of insurance status or ability to pay by offering sliding fee scale.
  • 22% of FQHC patients were privately insured (over 32,900 patients).
  • Our dental clinics served nearly 53,000 patients with 133,023 patient visits.
  • Over 7,600 patients received behavioral health services including over 38,000 patient visits.
  • Over 9,200 patients received behavioral health services including over 14,000 patient visits. This is in addition to patients of The Providence Center, who served 44,967 patients with 202,513 visits.