Manchin, Capito announce $910K for health centers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), members of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $910,000 from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for 26 health centers throughout West Virginia. This funding will help improve operational and clinical practices by increasing access to technology, enhancing security of patient information and improving patient care quality.

“Access to healthcare is essential to the well-being of all West Virginians and Americans. By improving our health centers, patients will receive quality, accessible healthcare across our great state. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to fight for funding for West Virginia health centers so that West Virginians can live healthy, safe lives,” said Manchin.

“In rural states like West Virginia, community health centers remain a primary health care source for many,” Capito said. “By investing in these clinics, we’re investing in the health of our communities and working toward a stronger West Virginia. I applaud HHS for recognizing the need for these resources across our state,” said Senator Capito.

Among the health centers receiving funding are:

• Valley Health Care Inc., Mill Creek

• Belington Community Medical Services Association Inc., Belington

• St. George Medical Clinic Inc., St. George

• E.A. Hawse Health Center Inc., Baker