HSI is certified as a community health center under section 330 of the Congressional Public Health Service Act and as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). HSI is committed to working with the public and private sectors in order to ensure that comprehensive primary care services are readily accessible to area residents. Baptist Family Medicine residents and podiatry residents from the Veteran’s Hospital receive clinical training with HSI. Clinical rotations for nurse practitioner students from UAB and Troy State and RN students from Troy University, AUM, and Tuskegee University are provided. Medical, LPN, and dental assistant students from our area technical colleges also train with HSI.
HSI maintains organizational membership in the Alabama Primary Health Care Association (APHCA), the Alabama Community Health Care Network, and the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). HSI is a United Way Agency, providing specialty referral services with United Way grants. As a certified Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), HSI receives cost-based reimbursement under both Medicare and Medicaid Authorization. With an operational budget exceeding $17 million, revenue sources are supported by federal grant; third party reimbursements (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance); city, county, and state funds; and patient fees. Patient fees are discounted through a sliding fee scale and are based on Federal Poverty Income Guidelines. The City of Montgomery provides nearly a million dollars in funding for the Montgomery Primary Health Care Center, while the County Commission provides MPHCC a rent-free facility. Accountable to the community, HSI receives multiple annual audits: U.S. Public Health Service, Independent Financial Audit, Medicaid Audit, Medicare Audit, two State Health Department agency audits, United Way, and other programmable audits.