Preparing for Your Health Center’s Operational Site Visit

Operational Site Visits (OSVs) are how HRSA objectively assesses and verifies the status of each health center’s compliance with the statutory and regulatory requirements of the program and their progress in meeting clinical and financial performance targets. Typically, the initial OSV takes place during the first 10 to 14 months of a newly funded or designated center, and subsequently, at least once per project/designation period or at least once every 3 years.

FACHC can provide technical assistance and support to health centers preparing for their HRSA site visit. 


Health Center Program Site Visit Guide BPHC, 2014

HRSA Operational Site Visit Q&A National Healthcare for the Homeless Council, 2014

HRSA Operational Site Visit Checklist, Oregon PCA

Health Center Operations Assessments, John Snow International

Operational Site Visit Timeline

Hot Issues Emerging from Operational Site Visits, Feldsman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidele


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