About KPCA

The Kentucky Primary Care Association was founded in 1976 as a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation of community health centers, rural health clinics, primary care centers and all other organizations and individuals concerned about access to health care services for the state’s under-served rural and urban populations.

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All Hands On Deck

The Kentucky Primary Care Association was founded in 1976 to support the safety-net providers serving Medically Underserved Areas and Health Profession Shortage Areas in Kentucky. Service and comment to all patients without regard to their regardless of income or ability to pay for needed services.  At the heart in each of these clinics is the mission of service to their communities and patients.


KPCA Chartered by the National Association of Community Health Centers, recognized as the the Primary Care Association by the Bureau for Primary Healthcare Services and the delegated State representative for the National Association of Rural Health Clinics.


KPCA member clinics provide services in over # Counties and serve almost 25% of all Kentuckians. These patients look to KPCA member clinics for their health care. Many clinics provide integrated services including: Primary Care, Oral Health, Behavioral Health, eye care, substance abuse treatment, attention to patients’ social needs and much more.


KPCA is also an advocate for it members. The Association represents clinics with the Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services; follows state legislation and regulations , and; provides leadership via its national affiliations on Federal regulations and laws.


This web site is a resource and a way for you to support the KPCA member clinics and their effort to improve the health of the patients they serve in communities across the Commonwealth. They need and deserve you support.


So let your voice be heard!

KPCA is the State Affiliate of 

Long Term Funding

Take action today to keep the pressure on your Members of Congress! Thank them for their efforts to date. Ask them to take action as soon as possible to extend health center mandatory funding before the deadline as much funding as possible room for growth for as long as possible.

RHC Modernization ACT

The Rural Health Clinics Modernization Act of 2019 makes vital changes to Medicare reimbursement policy by increasing this upper limit to a level that better reflects the cost of delivering care in rural America. If we cannot fix this policy, we fear that many more rural health clinics will close and millions more residents will lose access to care.

The Rural Health Clinics Modernization Act of 2019 also addresses several other outdated aspects of the RHC statute and Medicare Conditions for Certification that have not been updated since the creation of the program in 1977. These changes include:

  • Aligning federal scope of practice laws for Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners with state scope of practice laws;
    • Modernizing outdated lab requirements;
    • Allowing RHCs to be the distant site in a telehealth visit.

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