U.S. Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV) announced this week over $2.2 million in Federal funding to increase access to quality health care services for southern West Virginians.
“The foundation of a bright future rests on the good health and well being of our children and families. Community health centers provide critical access to services for thousands of southern West Virginians, and for many, especially in our most rural areas, they are the only door to comprehensive health care for the local community,” said Rahall. “This funding will help ensure that quality care is available to families when it is needed most.”
Rainelle Medical Center, Inc., Rainelle, will receive a $204,984 FY 2014 Health Center Cluster Grant.
The awards announced this week were made available through the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration to enable health centers to increase access to comprehensive primary health care services by hiring new staff including new health care providers, staying open for longer hours, and expanding the care they provide to include new services such as oral health, behavioral health, pharmacy, and vision services.