The health center program administered by the HHS Health Resource and Services Administration will receive up to $300 million available under the Affordable Care Act. The funds will help the community health centers expand service hours, hire more medical providers, add oral health practitioners, and add behavioral health, pharmacy, and vision services.
Today, nearly 1,300 health centers operate more than 9,000 service delivery sites providing care to over 21 million patients in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.
“These funds will allow health centers to expand health services to better serve newly insured patients,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield, PhD, R.N. “The health center grantees requesting expanded services funds must demonstrate how these funds will be used to expand primary care medical capacity and services to underserved populations in their communities.”
For more information, go to www.hrsa.gov.