Term Community Clinics
Code LN-1500
Definition Consumer-based, community-controlled, nonprofit outpatient facilities that provide basic health care including physical examinations, immunizations, family planning, nutrition assistance and diagnosis and treatment of common ailments for low income people, people who are homeless or uninsured/underinsured or other medically underserved populations that are geographically, economically and culturally challenged. Services are generally provided on an ability-to-pay basis. In the U.S., most community clinics are part of the network of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and many are known as "free clinics".
Created 3/10/92
Changed 5/24/19
Use References Community Health Clinics
Federally Qualified Health Centers Community Clinics
FQHC Community Clinics
Free Clinics
Health Care Clinics
Low Cost Outpatient Clinics
See Also References
External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NPC E09.02)
Community Clinics (NTE E32)
Community Clinics Care (UW 2.1.02.05)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Outpatient Medical Care (UW 2.1.02.02)
Related Concepts Ex-Offender/Reentry Services
Homelessness
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