Community health centers having trouble making specialty referrals

April 2008
State Health Watch;Apr2008, Vol. 15 Issue 4, p1
The article focuses on a study conducted by the Commonwealth Fund capacity of community health centers (CHC) in the U.S. in giving primary health care services. The study reveals that CHCs do not have adequate capacity to provide full range of services to their patients. CHCs are having difficulties obtaining off-site specialty services which include referrals to medical specialists, diagnostic testing, and mental health and substance abuse treatment.


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