WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine announced $10,022,292 in federal funding through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for Virginia health centers.
“This federal funding will support centers who are doing life-saving work in their communities during the ongoing health crisis,” the Senators said. “We’re pleased to see these federal dollars go towards supporting Virginia health centers.”
The following organizations will receive funding:
|Johnson Health Center||Lynchburg||$1,597,851|
|Southern Dominion Health Systems, Inc.||Victoria||$1,288,427|
|Peninsula Institute For Community Health, Inc.||Newport News||$3,464,307|
|Vernon J. Harris East End Community Health Center||Richmond||$2,648,674|
|Blue Ridge Medical Center, Inc.||Arrington||$1,023,033|
This funding was awarded through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center Program, which provides funds to community-based health care providers that provide primary care services in underserved areas. These health centers must meet a stringent set of requirements, including providing care on a sliding fee scale based on ability to pay and operating under a governing board that includes patients.