$1,603,213 for Coronavirus Testing Awarded to Ninth District Community Health Centers

Friday, May 8, 2020 | Kevin Baird (202-225-3861)

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded $1,603,213 to Community Health Centers in Virginia’s Ninth Congressional District to expand coronavirus testing. Congressman Morgan Griffith (R-VA) issued the following statement:

“More coronavirus testing will advance public health and help the safe reopening of our economy. The award of $1,603,213 from HHS to Ninth District Community Health Centers means expanded testing capacity and more personal protective equipment. This is in addition to the $3.3 billion the Federal Government appropriated to help the state deal with the coronavirus, and hopefully this additional money will help lift Virginia out of the bottom ten states for testing.”

Providers receiving funding include:

Clinch River Health Services, Incorporated, Dungannon - $138,814
Bland County Medical Clinic, Inc., Bastian - $194,404
St. Charles Health Council, Inc., Jonesville - $356,074
Southwest Virginia Community Health Systems, Incorporated, Saltville - $321,469
Free Clinic Of The New River Valley, Inc., Christiansburg - $174,979
Tri-Area Community Health, Laurel Fork - $247,429
Martinsville Henry County Coalition for Health and Wellness, Martinsville - $170,044

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