Big Island Community Health Centers receive $23 million federal allocation tranche
Fourteen Community Health Centers across Hawai’i will receive $23,749,447 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to continue providing health care services to underserved communities.
The West Hawai’i Community Health Center and the Bay Clinic on the Big Island will receive about $3.5 million between them as part of the allocation. The two health centers announced at the end of last year their intention merge in one organization.
“Community Health Centers provide quality, affordable health care to Hawaiian families every day,” Sen. Brian Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, said in a statement on Tuesday. press about the allocation. “This federal funding will give our health centers the resources they need to continue providing care and keeping people healthy.”
Funding comes from the Health Center Program administered by HHS. Health centers provide primary health care services to people regardless of their ability to pay, often serving as the main source of care for people who are geographically isolated and economically or medically vulnerable. These centers have also played an important role during the pandemic, offering COVID testing, treatment and vaccination services and expanding patient access to care through telehealth.
Total funding of over $23 million includes:
$2,846,540 for the Kalihi-Palama Health Center in O’ahu
$2,842,708 for the Wai’anae Coast Comprehensive Health Center in O’ahu
$2,399,784 for Kōkua Kalihi Valley Comprehensive Family Services in O’ahu
$2,092,715 for the West Hawai’i Community Health Center on the island of Hawai’i
$1,733,204 for Waimānalo Health Center in O’ahu
$1,501,345 for the Bay Clinic on the island of Hawaii
$1,496,879 for Maui Community Clinic
$1,490,824 for Ko’olauloa Health Center on O’ahu
$1,460,219 for Lānaʻi Community Health Center
$1,332,369 for Hāmākua-Kohala Health on the island of Hawaii
$1,287,159 for Waikīkī Health on O’ahu
$1,233,746 for Hāna Health in Maui
$1,026,896 for Ho’ōla Lāhui Hawai’i on Kaua’i
$1,005,059 for Moloka’i ‘Ohana Healthcare
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