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What are Rural Health Clinics (RHCs)?

Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Family Practitioner
Rural Health Clinics provide primary care services to rural communities. RHCs are certified clinics. They can be public, private, or non-profit. To qualify as a RHC, the clinic must be located in a rural, underserved area and have at least one Physician Assistant and/or Nurse Practitioner. RHCs receive enhanced reimbursements from Medicaid and Medicare because they provide care in the rural areas.

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