SAN DIEGO, CA – (September 24, 2020) Family Health Centers of San Diego (FHCSD) was recently recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), for their continued work on providing quality care to their patients.

“These quality improvement awards support health centers across the country in delivering care to nearly 30 million people, providing a convenient source of quality care that has grown even more important during the COVID-19 pandemic,” said HHS Secretary Alex Azar. “These awards help ensure that all patients who visit a HRSA-funded health center continue to receive the highest quality of care, including access to COVID-19 testing and treatment.”

Federally-Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) continue to provide essential services for our nation’s most vulnerable and medically underserved populations, including those who often do not have access to care, before, during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to receive to be recognized as a Health Center Quality Leader,” said Fran Butler-Cohen, FHCSD CEO. “Health centers play a vital role in ensuring everyone can access critical medical care and supportive services, and we are proud to say our patients can count on the same high-quality care they have always received from us through these tumultuous times.”

Annually, FHCSD provides care to over 215,000 patients, of whom 91% are low-income and 29% are uninsured.

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About Family Health Centers of San Diego
Family Health Centers of San Diego has been an integral part of San Diego County’s health care safety net for five decades and is proud to be one of the largest, private, nonprofit networks of community clinics in the nation. FHCSD’s mission is to provide affordable, high-quality health care and supportive services to everyone, with a special commitment to uninsured, low-income and medically underserved persons. More information is available at www.fhcsd.org.