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A message from The President/CEO:

The Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center (LIFQHC) is co-operated with NuHealth and is one of a handful of public hospital/FQHC partnerships in the country.  We are a not-for-profit organization with oversight and governance by a volunteer Board of Directors.  Over half of our Board must be comprised of patients that

use our facilities thus ensuring the patients and high quality care remain at the center of our process.

Federally Qualified Health Centers are certified by HRSA, the Health Resources Services Administration.  There are over 1100 Federally Qualified Health Centers in the United States and 52 in New York.  This allows us to access federal funding to better support our local communities, along with grant and other funding opportunities we are afforded protections under the Federal Tort Claims Act which provides malpractice insurance for our clinicians. 

Our hope and desires are to improve the lives of those we serve.  We will work with our local communities to bring needed primary care, prevention, and educational services.  Our efforts work to improve health outcomes in the communities we serve.  We hope that you will find the information contained on our website informative and helpful.

- David Nemiroff, LCSW, President/CEO


In July 2009, the NuHealth board of directors unanimously approved a co-applicant agreement with the Long Island Federally Qualified Health Center board, to become the first and only FQHC in Nassau County, Long Island. This designation fulfills a dream of healthcare advocates who have pressed over the last two decades to provide greater access for the 33 medically under served communities in Nassau County. This designation will help address the health needs of vulnerable populations, enhance services, hours of operation, obtain 340B reduced prescription pricing, quality improvement through governance by a local community board, with consumers having a significant role, giving us also the ability to also participate in the federal malpractice programs.

In 2014, all LIFQHC sites earned their designation as Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH).  The patient-centered medical home is a way of organizing primary care that emphasizes care coordination and communication to transform primary care into "what patients want it to be." Medical homes can lead to higher quality and lower costs, and can improve patients’ and providers’ experience of care.

Our goal is to better address the needs of our communities and become recognized as the premier ambulatory program on Long Island.

What are Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)?

Federally qualified health centers (FQHCs) include all organizations receiving grants under section 330 of the Public Health Service Act. Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act defines the Federal Health Center Program as the funding opportunity to provide care to underserved populations. 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

  • Have a governing board of directors comprised of community members and LIFQHC clients

What types of services do health centers provide?

Health Centers must provide primary care services for all age groups. Health Centers must provide preventive health services on site or by arrangement with another provider. Other requirements that must be provided directly by a health center or by arrangement with another provider include:

  • Primary care

  • Dental services

  • Mental health and substance abuse services

  • Transportation services necessary for adequate patient care

  • Hospital and specialty care