June 21, 2017

Compared to doctor offices and other providers, community health centers lower the cost of children’s primary care by approximately  35 percent, according to an analysis published by researchers at the Geiger Gibson/RCHN Community Health Foundation Research Collaborative at George Washington University’s Milken Institute School of Public Health (Milken Institute SPH). On average, health centers saved $618 in overall medical costs per child, per year with total costs of $1,133 per year for CHC users compared to $1,751 for non-users. The analysis is the first to show that community health centers (CHCs) provide care for children at a significant savings.


Children Served by Community Health Centers Experience Significantly Lower Adjusted Average Annual Health Expenditues