Critical Access Hospitals & Rural Health Clinics

Arizona Critical Access Hospitals

A Critical Access Hospital is a rural acute care hospital consisting of no more than 25 inpatient beds. The Critical Access Hospital must not exceed a ninety-six (96) hour length of stay and will have agreements, contracts or affiliations for transfer and services. Critical Access Hospitals must also be located more than a 35-mile drive from any other hospital or CAH.

Learn more about our 14 existing CAHs (i.e., contact information, designation date, hospital profile and affiliated emergency services) and visit their websites:

Arizona Rural Health Clinics

A Rural Health Clinic (RHC) is a primary healthcare clinic located in a non-urbanized area that has been shown to have a shortage of healthcare services or healthcare providers, and has been certified as a Rural Health Clinic under Medicare. The greatest benefit of the program is cost-based (enhanced) reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid.

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