Oklahoma Primary Care Association

Strengthening Access to Affordable, Community-Based Health Care

OKPCA partners with community health centers, safety-net providers, and the patients they serve to strengthen and simplify healthcare access to underserved communities.



What Are Community Health Centers?

Community Health Centers provide essential healthcare services to underserved communities across the country. Health centers are also referred to as CHCs, Federally Qualified Health Centers, or FQHCs. In 2022 alone, over 330,000 Oklahomans were served by CHCs.

CHCs seek to address the root cause of health issues by offering integrated services all under the same roof, such as primary care, dental care, nutritional counseling, and more. The healthcare professionals also encourage people to take an active role in managing their health – helping patients across Oklahoma get well and stay well!

Using a sliding fee scale based on each patient’s income, CHCs create opportunities for families to access quality, affordable primary care. Additionally, each health center accepts a range of coverage options and does not turn away patients based on their ability to pay.

What Makes CHCs Different?

Community Health Centers are set apart by their focus on supporting their local and state communities.

Every Community Health Center is patient-directed. In fact, the boards of CHCs are led by patient majorities. This direct involvement helps ensure that every health center effectively focuses on meeting the unique needs of those in its community.

In Oklahoma, where many families and individuals lack access to quality primary care services, these centers provide much-needed, cost-effective health services. In addition to supporting the health of these individuals, this saves the healthcare system money by preventing expensive, avoidable emergency department visits and chronic illnesses.

Our Impact

Every year, over 30 million Americans are served by Community Health Centers. That number includes more than 330,000 Oklahomans! By providing quality, integrated care services at cost-effective rates, CHCs across Oklahoma have made a profound impact on our state’s health, as well as its economy.



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Oklahomans save over 45 million dollars each year by choosing CHCs as their provider.





Most patients would recommend their local health center to others in their community.




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Thousands of people across the country are employed thanks to their local health centers.


Find a Provider Near You! 

Search by zip code or by service to easily locate the nearest Community Health Center.

To learn more about the services provided by your local provider and determine if your ideal CHC accepts your healthcare coverage options, please visit our Members page or reach out to us.
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