What's the difference between a PRC and an FQHC?
PRCs cater to pregnant mothers and families. Services offered generally include pregnancy testing, sonograms, parenting classes, support groups, and material assistance (e.g. baby supplies and maternity clothing). Some PRCs offer prenatal care on site, while others use a referral network. PRCs also offer post-abortion counseling. All PRCs are free of charge.
FQHCs are neighborhood clinics that typically provide care to a range of patients, not only those who are pregnant. Unlike PRCs, they are not free, but services are offered on a sliding scale so that low-income patients can afford care. FQHCs may not offer the social services available at a PRC, but they have the advantage of on site medical care. FQHCs also have more locations than PRCs, and are therefore accessible to more women.