The Asian American Health Coalition (AAHC) established HOPE Clinic in 2002 as a four-hour-a-month, volunteer-run, non-profit clinic providing culturally and linguistically competent care for Houston’s under-served and isolated Asian communities. In 2012, HOPE Clinic became a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) and currently operates four clinics serving residents of all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
As a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), HOPE receives HHS funding and Federal Public Health Service (PHS) deemed status with respect to certain health or health-related claims, including medical malpractice claims, for itself and its covered individuals.
HOPE Clinic is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).