About Central Florida Health Care
Central Florida Health Care's clinically effective, qualified health professionals are dedicated to serving all patients with dignity and respect. The highest quality of patient-centered, responsive and compassionate care is offered by our medical and dental team. CFHC’s accredited health centers are “one-stop” shops for children and families with a myriad of needs. Continuity is assured throughout the year. All ages have access to a full range of primary care services within the system. Services are provided regardless of the patient’s ability to pay. An up-to-date approved fee schedule based on the most current federal poverty guidelines is available and accessible. Patient health education and services offered are available in English and Spanish, and patients with reading difficulty are provided with assistance.
Uninsured patients are offered discounted services through an income verification process. CFHC accepts Medicare assignment, Medicaid and MediPass, Florida Kid Care, and Healthy Kids, Workers Compensation and other private insurance. CFHC also participates in a list of PPOs and a select list of HMOs. Such include, but are not limited to: WellCare, United Healthcare, Tricare, Three Rivers Network, Rockport Healthcare, Polk Healthcare, Office of Disability, Netpass, Medicare Railroad, Medicare, Focus Healthcare w/c, First Health Network, HealthEase, Citrus HealthCare, Blue, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Beech Street, Integral Quality Care, and Amerigroup. Your questions will be gladly answered regarding our participation with your insurance carrier. Payment of your medical/dental visit is expected at the time of service.
About Community Health Centers
America turned a corner in the 1960s. During the Johnson Administration the growing public health needs began to be addressed. The office of Economic Opportunity was formed in 1964 with a mandate to eliminate poverty. By the early 1970s, many Americans were falling through the cracks of the healthcare establishment. Since Community Health Centers began more than a quarter century ago, access has meant improved quality of life.
Today community health centers are not only accessible health care providers, we are well-organized, community based non-profit corporations. Clearly the key to success has been leadership, investment and involvement at the local community level.
Up to one half of our support is received through direct federal grants administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Primary Health Care. The balance of our operating support is made up through patient fees, public and private insurance programs, local and other contributions.
Community Health Centers adhere to the strictest federal standards and meet stringent federal fiscal compliance guidelines governing quality of care and financial responsibility. Our centers (CFHC) also adhere to the State of Florida contractual standards and guidelines as well as the Joint Commission accreditation guidelines. CFHC is one of more than 1,200 safety net providers with more than 7,000 sites spanning rural and urban communities in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Today more than 18 million people are served by Community Health Centers. We are well represented by the National Association of Community Health Centers in Washington, D.C. and the Florida Association of Community Health Centers in Tallahassee. Together these associations bring national partners together that contribute the right combination of commitment, credibility, access to funding and a wealth of expertise. Through these associations, community health centers have realized phenomenal success.