Health care clinic which operates in any area defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as non-urbanized, and located in areas which have been designated or certified by the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services as medically under-served. Supplies physician, nurse practitioner, or other medical professional services and supplies incidental to care, as well as nutritionists, diabetic training services, medications, and medical nutrition therapy related to primary care. See also: National Association of Rural Health Clinics.

RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC): "If not for the rural health clinic, she would have died in childbirth."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "RURAL HEALTH CLINIC (RHC)," in, April 28, 2013, (accessed September 18, 2021).