FQHC Status

Federally Qualified Health Center

Blue Ridge Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), a non-profit, community- based health organization. FQHC’s provide comprehensive primary care, dental, and mental health services to patients within their area of service.

At Least 51% Patient Board Members

A part of FQHC guidelines requires Blue Ridge Health to have a Board of Directors comprised of at least 51% patient board members. This means that our organization and the care it provides to WNC is directly impacted by real patients and members of our communities.

Services For The Underinsured And Uninsured

As an FQHC Blue Ridge Health offers healthcare services to the underinsured and uninsured populations of Buncombe, Transylvania, Henderson, Rutherford, Polk, and Haywood counties while offering the same high-quality care to insured patients as well.

Sliding-fee Scale

FQHCs are not free clinics but they do provide services to all people regardless of their ability to pay. Sliding-fee scales are available based on a patient’s family income and size.