Maryland health clinics receive federal grants

Federal money provided to local health centers to offer services to more patients

September 12, 2014

Federal health officials have awarded $3.5 million in Affordable Care Act funds to 14 community health centers in Maryland. The money will go to hire 60 new workers, expand hours and increase access to primary care.

The money will also go to expand services to include dental care, mental health services, prescription drug coverage and vision services.

The money is expected to provide care to more than 20,000 new patients around the state.

See the list of centers receiving grants here.

Around the nation, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded $295 million to 1,195 centers with ore than 9,000 sites.

“Health centers are a key part of how the Affordable Care Act is working to improve access to care for millions of Americans,” said U.S. Health Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell in a statement. “These funds will enable health centers to provide high-quality primary health care to more people including the newly insured, many of whom may be accessing primary care for the first time in Maryland.”

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