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Rural Clinics

Directories of Rural Clinics

For a list of Oregon's Rural Health Clinics (RHCs), please visit our directory, or our map of RHCs in Oregon.

For a list of Oregon's Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), please visit the Oregon Primary Care Association's website.

What is a Rural Health Clinic?

Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) were established by Public Law 95-210, the Rural Health Clinic Service Act, in 1977. The purpose of RHCs is to increase primary care services for Medicaid and Medicare patients in rural communities. RHCs ownership/governance structure can operate as public, private, or non-profit. The main requirements to obtain RHC status include:

If You are Interested in RHC Status

Health Resources and Services Administration: A How-To Manual on Starting an RHC.

Contact

To determine if your location meets RHC qualifications:
Meredith Guardino, Director of Field Services | | 503-494-8961 | toll-free 866-674-4376.

For RHC application forms and guidance:
John Pilmer, Client Care Compliance Specialist at the Health Care Licensure and Certification Department, (971) 673-0540.