Federal health officials have awarded more than $5 million in grants to 10 health centers in Florida to serve newly insured patients under the Affordable Care Act.
The grants are expected to serve about 46,000 patients, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
The “Access Point” grants are going to:
Banyan Community Health Center, Inc. Miami $703,602
Borinquen Health Care Center, Inc. Miami $525,000
Central Florida Health Care, Inc. Avon Park $525,000
Citrus Health Network, Inc. Hialeah $391,667
Community Health Centers Of Pinellas, Inc. St. Petersburg $691,667
Community Health Of South Florida, Inc. Cutler Bay $487,500
Health Care District Of Palm Beach County Lake Worth $483,333
Premier Community Healthcare Group, Inc. Dade City $382,601
Rural Health Care, Incorporated Palatka $379,167
Tampa Family Health Centers, Inc. Tampa $510,583
“The Affordable Care Act has led to unprecedented increases in access to health insurance. Part of building on that progress is connecting people to the care they need,” HHS Secretary Sylvia Burwell said in a news release. “Health centers are keystones of the communities they serve. [The] awards will enable more individuals and families to have access to the affordable, quality health care that health centers provide. That includes the preventive and primary care services that will keep them healthy.”
The grants to Florida are among the $101 million being awarded to 164 health centers across the country.