It is our mission to offer excellent quality primary care and health education to every individual in our community while providing this care in a culturally sensitive, professional and compassionate manner with special emphasis on reaching the underserved.
Rural Health Group, Inc. is a non-profit, federally qualified community health center dedicated to providing primary medical care, dental care, and other health-related services to our region’s underserved. Founded in 1974, Rural Health Group, Inc. grew out of a community collaboration of concerned citizens to provide low-cost and free health care services to people living in Northeastern North Carolina. Click on our locations to view where we currently operate.
As the community’s only safety net clinic, our responsibility to the growing number of uninsured in our community is immense. We are the insurance plan for the region’s poor.
- No one is ever refused service because of inability to pay (“inability to pay” is explicitly defined as those patients with annual household income of 200% and below the federal poverty level).
- All of our services are offered on a sliding fee scale based upon income and family size.
- Almost 30,000 people have received care at Rural Health Group, Inc.
Our board of directors is comprised of >50% active patients of the health center. In addition to patients, we have expertise on our board from financial planners, attorneys, health care providers and administrators. We have a well-rounded, experienced board dedicated to increasing access to care while managing a fiscally sound organization. The board directs senior management that all decisions must undergo thorough business modeling, cost-benefit analysis and program development.
What is a Community Health Center?
Our mission drives the management and staff of Rural Health Group, Inc. to identify health needs in the community, develop programs to meet those needs and provide superior quality services for our patients. As a community-founded, -funded and -focused organization we are committed to offering a comprehensive package of services to not only meet the standards of care in the community, but exceed those standards.
Rural Health Group is a federally qualified community health center (FQHC). An FQHC is a federal designation given by the Bureau of Primary Health Care at the federal Department of Health and Human Services. FQHCs are either located in, or serve, a federally designated medically underserved area/population. All FQHCs must operate under a consumer Board of Directors governance structure, and provide comprehensive primary health care, dental, and mental health/substance abuse services to persons in all stages of the life cycle. The Federally Supported Health Centers Assistance Act of 1992 and 1995 granted medical malpractice liability protection through the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) to HRSA-supported health centers. Rural Health Group is an FTCA Deemed Agency.
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