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HRSA Health Resources & Services Administration

Frequently Asked Questions

HRSA funded health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services. Health centers also often integrate access to pharmacy, mental health, substance use disorder, and oral health services in areas where economic, geographic, or cultural barriers limit access to affordable health care services. Health centers deliver care to the Nation’s most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and the Nation’s veterans.

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Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) – Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services-certified facilities that primarily engage in providing services typically furnished in an outpatient clinic. Many, but not all, HRSA Health Center Service Delivery Sites are also FQHCs.

What is a Look-Alike?

Health Center Program look-alikes operate and provide services consistent with Health Center Program requirements, although they are not direct HRSA grantees. Together, Health Center Program award recipients and look-alikes ensure health care for the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations through service provision to all, regardless of ability to pay.

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Health Centers: Health Center organizations that receive grants from HRSA should update their own records in the Electronic Handbooks (EHB) system. Please see the following link to learn how an authorized user can make the update to the records:

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Medical Providers: The information used to populate the provider locator tool is submitted by sub-recipients in the Ryan White Services Report (RSR) provider report. We encourage sub-recipients to review information submitted in the RSR provider report to ensure that what’s captured for the sub-recipient site and service sites accurately reflect location and contact information. Grantees should submit corrections to their Program Officer. Any updates or additions that are made to the provider report during reporting season will be reflected in the provider locator tool as soon as the yearly update is complete.

Others: Any other corrections or updates can be emailed to

Health Centers can be found at You can find Health Centers near your current location, or can search by address, city, or ZIP code.

An interactive Quick Map of Health Centers can also be found at

To download a data file with a list of all Health centers, try the Data Download page:

Use this filterable report to see details on Health Canter CARES Act (COVID-19) funding:

If you know the activity code, you can also use Find Grants to view CARES Act funding for Health Centers or other HRSA grantee organizations:

A widget is a small, simple box that can be used to search HRSA Health centers, HRSA grants, HRSA HIV/AIDS providers, and other data. You can use the widget directly on the widget page:

Organizations can also add a widget to their website, allowing your constituents direct and convenient access to HRSA data.

The widget page ( contains a single line of code under each widget. Simply copy and paste the code directly onto the HTML page of your organization's website and the widget will appear.