Eligibility Requirements

Any non-profit, primary health care organization that receives federal funds under Sections 330 of the US Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 243b): that is governed by a board that reflects the requirements of the Consolidated Health Centers Act, and is governed by a board that is committed to the purposes of MPHCA.


  • Voting Privileges — Under MPHCA by-laws, organizational members are entitled to one vote at meetings of the Board of Directors, and are the only members who possess voting rights.
  • Advocacy — Representation, advocacy and collective action with policy makers.
  • Management & Support — Assistance in securing new funding sources, as well as consultation, advice and other technical assistance regarding issues relating to CHC establishment, expansion and operations.
  • Leadership & Networking — Eligible for leadership and participation on MPHCA committees, as well as opportunities for mutual problem-solving of administrative and clinical issues.
  • Group Purchasing — Eligible to participate in group purchasing arrangements.
  • Education & Training — Opportunities for discounted educational and training events.
  • Exhibiting Opportunities — Discounted exhibit space at all MPHCA conferences.
  • Recruitment & Workforce Development Services — Assistance in the recruitment and retention of clinical and professional health center staff.
  • Information — Eligible to receive all regular Association publications, as well as special Association reports, studies and survey results.


Dues are assessed in April of each year at 0.45% of Total Expenditures as reported on Table 8A, Line 17 of the UDS report for the prior calendar year. Minimum dues are $3,500 and maximum dues are $10,500.

Documentation Required

  • Bylaws
  • Evidence of non-profit, 501(c)(3) status
  • Table 8A of prior calendar year UDS report or other proof of Federal Funding

Please note that as a condition of membership, contact information will be published in the membership directory and on the website.  Employee contact information may also be published in the membership directory, in the clinician directory, and/or on the website.