ABOUT UMC

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Uncompahgre Medical Center is committed to providing Quality, Cost Effective, Accessible healthcare to all in the San Miguel River Basin

 Uncompahgre Medical Center first became a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center in 1979.

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) include all organizations receiving grants under Section 330 of the Public Health Service Act (PHS). 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, and have a governing board of directors. Certain tribal organizations and FQHC Look-Alikes (an organization that meets PHS Section 330 eligibility requirements, but does not receive grant funding) also may receive special Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement.

 Uncompahgre Medical Center is a non-profit, independent medical center managed by a community Board of Directors,
which means that the community makes the decisions regarding services.

 Uncompahgre Medical Center is a Frontier Clinic.

Frontier areas are the most remote and geographically isolated areas in the United States with a population density of 6 or fewer persons per square mile within the service area. These areas are usually sparsely populated and face extreme distances and travel time to services of any kind. Frontier communities differ in many ways, but all of them are sparsely populated and far from larger population centers.