WASHINGTON, D.C .– The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will award nearly $1 million to the Katahdin Valley Health Center and Penobscot Community Health Center to expand outreach and access to health care in Ashland and Jackman.
PCHC will receive $691,000 to ensure the continuation of vital health services in the Jackman area, including an increase in mental health care services; and KVHC will receive $301,458 to establish a health care center in Ashland, which will provide access to medical, dental and behavioral health care.
“Community health centers are providing more comprehensive health services than ever before,” said U.S. Rep. Mike Michaud, in his press release announcing the money. “This funding will help these health centers ensure that Mainers in Jackman, Ashland, and the surrounding areas have access to critical health services right in their communities.”
Nationwide, 236 health center programs will receive approximately $150 million in grant awards to serve more than 1.25 million additional patients. This funding was made available under the Affordable Care Act.