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Top 25 FQHCs by compensation

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) provide important treatment for patients in medically under-served areas.

The Definitive Healthcare ClinicView product tracks more than 1,300 FQHCs across the United States. Below, we list the top FQHCs in the U.S. by total compensation.  Results in this analysis represent the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database and do not include FQHC look-alikes or service sites.

Top FQHCs by total compensation

RankDefinitive IDFQHC nameLocationTotal compensationExplore dataset
119399Yakima Valley Farm Workers ClinicToppenish, WA$1,487,343,665 Explore
219264Omni Family HealthBakersfield, CA$1,069,605,049 Explore
318976Golden Valley Health CentersMerced, CA$727,188,543 Explore
4963305WellSpace HealthSacramento, CA$484,163,166 Explore
519331Family Health Centers of San Diego IncSan Diego, CA$468,647,991 Explore
619779United Health Centers of the San Joaquin ValleyFresno, CA$382,532,855 Explore
718720Borrego Community Health FoundationRiverside, CA$365,334,733 Explore
819360El Rio Santa Cruz Neighborhood Health Center IncTucson, AZ$270,245,635 Explore
919516Clinica Sierra VistaBakersfield, CA$218,323,356 Explore
1018855Sun River Health (FKA Hudson River Healthcare Inc)Peekskill, NY$193,598,008 Explore
1119648Family Healthcare NetworkVisalia, CA$174,216,003 Explore
1219207Sea Mar Community Health CentersSeattle, WA$170,495,774 Explore
1319226County of Santa Clara FQHCSan Jose, CA$132,750,670 Explore
1419261Multnomah CountyPortland, OR$124,475,574 Explore
1518700Santa Rosa Community Health CentersSanta Rosa, CA$116,382,937 Explore
1619475Blue Ridge Community Health Services IncHendersonville, NC$115,663,671 Explore
1719417OneWorld Community Health Centers IncOmaha, NE$114,016,344 Explore
1819085Jordan Valley Community Health Center (AKA Advocates for A Healthy Community Inc)Springfield, MO$94,395,494 Explore
1919798Community Health Center IncorporatedMiddletown, CT$87,993,346 Explore
2019635San Ysidro HealthEl Cajon, CA$84,674,535 Explore
2119164Neighborhood HealthcareEl Cajon, CA$80,451,507 Explore
2219465Northeast Valley Health CorporationSan Fernando, CA$78,882,389 Explore
2318528Southern Illinois UniversityQuincy, IL$78,080,199 Explore
2419745Swope Health ServicesKansas City, MO$77,800,732 Explore
2518833Travis County Healthcare District (AKA Central Health)Austin, TX$77,751,898 Explore

Fig. 1  Data is from the Definitive Healthcare ClinicView product and results in this analysis represent the most recent 12-month interval tracked in our database. FQHC look-alikes and service sites excluded. Accessed April 2023.

Which FQHCs have the highest compensation?

Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic in Toppenish, Washington has the highest total compensation at more than $1.4 billion. It is one of the largest health centers in the Northwest,  serving communities across Oregon and Washington. The organization is also a top FQHC by total costs.

Omni Family Health, headquartered in Bakersfield, California also had total compensation at more than $1.0 billion. The FQHC, along with the third organization on the list, Golden Family Health Centers in Merced, California, also have the most FQHC patient visits.

Half (13) of the top 25 FQHCs by compensation are in California. California’s Medi-Cal is the largest state Medicaid program and part of the reason so many FQHCs are located in the state.

What is FQHC total compensation?

The total compensation metric is sourced from the Medicare Cost Report (MCR) and sums salary values from the following cost centers:

  • Facility health care staff
  • Facility overhead – administrative 
  • Costs other than FQHC services
  • Non-reimbursable costs

What’s the difference between an FQHC and a community health center?

From a functional perspective, community health centers provide the same primary medical, dental, and mental health services to underserved communities that FQHCs deliver. However, a community health center specifically refers to a health facility that identifies as a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation and may not necessarily receive federal funding.  

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