Rural Health Clinics

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. In 1977, Congress passed the Rural Health Clinic Act, or Public Law 95-210, to address the lack of access to primary medical care in rural communities and to assist with the financial challenges faced by rural healthcare facilities. In addition, this law focused on increasing the utilization of mid-level practitioners in underserved areas.

Becoming a RHC

A revised Arizona Rural Health Clinic Designation Manual will be available soon.  

Below is a list Critical Access Hospital (CAH) Affiliated Rural Health Clinics

  • Bouse Medical Clinic  |  Bouse
  • Community Hospital Clinic  |  Congress
  • Community Hospital Clinic  |  Wickenburg
  • Copper Queen Medical Associates  |  Bisbee
  • Copper Queen Medical Associates  |  Douglas
  • Greasewood Clinic  |  Ganado
  • Kearny Clinic  |  Kearny
  • ​La Paz Medical Services  |  Quartzsite
  • ​Little Colorado Physicians Office  |  Winslow
  • Palominas / Hereford Rural Health Clinic  |  Palominas
  • ​Parker Medical Center  |  Parker
  • Pleasant Valley Community Medical Center  |  Young
  • Sage Outpatient Clinic  |  Ganado
  • ​Sulphur Springs Medical Center  |  Willco​x
  • Sunsites Medical Clinic  |  Pearce
  • Superior Clinic  |  Superior
  • Tri-Valley Medical Center  |  Salome

Other Arizona Rural Health Clinics

  • Mt. Graham Regional Medical Center Rural Health Clinic  |  Safford
  • San Luis Walk-in Clinic, Inc. - Primary Care  |  San Luis
  • Sonoran Family Practice  |  Coolidge
  • Summit Healthcare Heber-Overgaard Community Clinic  |  Overgaard