Jordan Health

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What is Jordan Health?

Jordan Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center comprised of multiple comprehensive health centers and basic primary care offices located in the City of Rochester and in the City of Canandaigua. Currently Jordan Health numbers 10 sites, offering primary care and specialty healthcare services to nearly 30,000 patients.

Jordan Health ‘s three largest centers provide comprehensive health services, such as family medicine, OB/GYN, behavioral health and dental services to families and individuals of all ages. Jordan Health’s other primary care offices are located in communities and neighborhoods where barriers to healthcare limit access to primary healthcare. For this reason, Jordan Health has offices located within public housing facilities, urban educational campuses and a WIC office.

What is a FQHC?

Federally Qualified Health Centers receive enhanced reimbursement from Medicare and Medicaid as well as other benefits. FQHCs must provide comprehensive health services to underserved populations. Services are made more affordable to their patients, in part, through a sliding fee scale based on household income.
What is the reason for changing our name?

What is today’s Jordan Health began as one Center over 40 years ago dedicated to providing high quality medical care to Rochester’s underserved populations. As one of the nation’s first five Federally Qualified Health Centers, the health services first delivered at Anthony L. Jordan Health Center at 82 Holland Street are now required in more neighborhoods and underserved communities. As such, we are no longer one health center but a network of 10 health centers and primary care offices in Monroe and Ontario Counties.
Who does Jordan Health serve?

Jordan Health primarily serves underinsured residents living in underserved communities where access to affordable primary care services is limited.
Is Jordan Health a clinic?

No, Jordan Health is not a free clinic. Jordan Health provides a continuum of comprehensive and primary healthcare to individuals who are largely underserved and underinsured.
Does Jordan Health fit in the Greater Rochester area’s health care system?

Jordan Health provides a primary care safety net for individuals who are largely underserved and underinsured. Many Jordan Health patients have highly complex health conditions which left uncontrolled, often result in the need for emergency health services at an extreme cost to the health system. Many of these health conditions can be managed through regular access to primary care services. Most private primary care offices do not accept Medicaid or provide for the uninsured. Jordan Health provides necessary primary care to many individuals who rely on Medicaid, Medicare or are completely uninsured. Jordan Health Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) | February 2014.
How is Jordan Health different than Strong Health, URMC, Rochester General/Unity?

Jordan Health is not a hospital. It is a network of outpatient primary care offices with providers who follow a panel of patients with often complex health conditions, exacerbated by living in poverty.

While independent, Jordan Health actively collaborates with the major hospital and healthcare systems in our operating area to provide a total safety net of healthcare services.

How is Jordan Health funded?

Jordan Health is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that receives reimbursement from Medicaid, Medicare and private insurers for health services provided to their patients. FQHCs also receive funding from the federal government to offset the cost of health services provided at a reduced rate to individuals eligible for the sliding fee scale. Supplemental health services are supported by state and private grant funds.

Jordan also receives support from their affiliate foundation, Anthony L. Jordan Foundation. The Jordan Foundation is a separate 501(c)3 non-profit, which exclusively supports the facilities, equipment and related health services of Jordan Health.

Where do Jordan Health medical and other professional staffs come from?

Many of the medical and dental providers at Jordan Health also practice with one of the larger hospitals or have a private practice. Clinical and clerical support staffs often live within the communities served by Jordan Health. Many of our employees work with Jordan Health because of their commitment to our mission and the communities we serve.
Why is “community” so important to Jordan Health?

Anthony L. Jordan Health Center was born out of a demand from one Rochester community to provide neighborhood-based healthcare that was affordable and accessible to all. The Center, originally named the People’s Health Center in 1968, was established out of the action and advocacy of dedicated citizens, in partnership with vital community-based organizations. This took place during a time when the nation was declaring a War on Poverty; FQHCs were established to address the growing health disparities. Each of our comprehensive health centers shares a similar civic legacy.

Whether located in Rochester’s city center or Main Street Canandaigua, our commitment to provide community-based comprehensive healthcare of the highest quality with dignity and respect to all regardless of ability to pay, unites us all as one Jordan Health.


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