Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) serve as the primary care home for nearly 30 million patients, including 1 in 5 Medicaid beneficiaries.* In recognition of the valuable role they play in our health care system, UnitedHealthcare is partnering with FQHCs in new ways to expand access to care and improves outcomes.
COVID-19 is an unprecedented public health emergency that has amplified existing health disparities and significantly affected the nation’s safety net. In response, UnitedHealthcare launched the FQHC Transformation Investment Program to address decreased cash flow at FQHCs and the need to invest in capacity building efforts as a result of the historic shift in utilization caused by this public health emergency. The program has invested $20 million in over 300 health centers in 22 states, including more than $760k invested in 24 Ohio FQHCs.