Rural health clinic (RHC) services

Rural health clinic (RHC) services

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)

 covers a range of outpatient primary care and preventive services in a rural health clinic (RHC). An RHC is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) that provides health care services in rural areas where there's a shortage of health care services.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You generally pay 20% of the charges, and the Part B 

Deductible [glossary]

 applies. You pay nothing for most preventive services.


To find out how much your test, item, or service will cost, talk to your doctor or health care provider. The specific amount you’ll owe may depend on several things, like:

  • Other insurance you may have
  • How much your doctor charges
  • Whether your doctor accepts assignment
  • The type of facility
  • Where you get your test, item, or service
What it is

RHCs furnish many outpatient primary care and preventive health services. RHCs are located in non-urbanized areas that are in medically underserved or shortage areas.

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