The Center for Pan Asian Community Services, Inc. (CPACS) received a New Access Point Award through the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as part of the Affordable Care Act. The award grants CPACS a Federally Qualified Health Center Status and allows the organization to acquire a new location and expand its health services to underserved members of the community, particularly those who are low income, uninsured, and limited English proficient.

Through this award, CPACS will combine its existing primary and preventive care clinics and expand its services and hours of operation. CPACS FQHC status is a great compliment to its existing work as a Certified Application Counselor Organization under the Affordable Care Act and enables the organization to ensure all members of the community have access to healthcare both by enrollment in an insurance plan through the Healthcare Exchange and by providing linguistically and culturally competent affordable healthcare to those who remain underserved.