A message from The Executive Director:
The Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center (LIFQHC) is co-
use our facilities thus ensuring the patients and high quality care remain at the center of our process.
Federally Qualified Health Centers are certified by HRSA, the Health Resources Services Administration. There are over 1100 Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States and 52 in New York. This allows us to access federal funding to better support our local communities, along with grant and other funding opportunities we are afforded protections under the Federal Tort Claims Act which provides malpractice insurance for our clinicians.
Our hope and desires are to improve the lives of those we serve. We will work with our local communities to bring needed primary care, prevention, and educational services. Our efforts work to improve health outcomes in the communities we serve. We hope that you will find the information contained on our website informative and helpful.
In July 2009, the NuHealth board of directors unanimously approved a co-
In 2014, all LIFQHC sites earned their designation as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH). The patient-
Our goal is to better address the needs of our communities and become recognized as the premier ambulatory program on Long Island.
What are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)?
Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) include all organizations receiving grants under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act defines the Federal Health Center Program as the funding opportunity to provide care to underserved populations. FQHCs qualify for enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid, as well as other benefits. FQHCs must:
• Serve an underserved area or population
• Offer a sliding fee scale
• Provide comprehensive services
• Have an ongoing quality assurance program
• Have a governing board of directors comprised of community members and LIFQHC clients
What types of services do health centers provide?
Health Centers must provide primary care services for all age groups. Health Centers must provide preventive health services on site or by arrangement with another provider. Other requirements that must be provided directly by a health center or by arrangement with another provider include:
• Primary care
• Dental services
• Mental health and substance abuse services
• Transportation services necessary for adequate patient care
• Hospital and specialty care
• How to Become a Patient
• What to Expect
• Frequently Asked Questions
• About Us
• Accreditation & Recognition
Long Island FQHC, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization (EIN/tax ID number: 27-
Long Island FQHC, Inc. © 2010-
FTCA Deemed Facility
|Locations & Hours|
|Family Practice Residency Program|
|Forms and Insurance Information|
|Sliding Fee Scales|
|Hempstead 135 Main|
|Hempstead Care Management|
|Hempstead 16 Main MHA|
|Board of Directors|