This funding will help 18 Maine health centers provide COVID-19 testing
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced that 18 health centers throughout Maine have been awarded a total of $4,732,797 to purchase, administer, and expand capacity for COVID-19 testing.
“Community health centers are the backbone of Maine’s rural health care system, and they have been instrumental in helping to protect Mainers’ health during the current public health crisis,” said Senators Collins and King in a joint statement. “Expanded testing is crucial for our ability to ultimately reopen our society and to give Mainers the confidence to resume their daily lives. This important funding will be used to increase walk-up and drive-up testing as well as purchase the PPE necessary to help protect those on the front lines.”
This investment in Maine’s health centers was included in the $480 billion bipartisan agreement that was signed into law last month, which included $25 billion for COVID-19 testing efforts.
The funding was allocated as follows:
- Bucksport Regional Health Center was awarded $197,449.
- D.F.D. Russell Medical Center, Inc., was awarded $202,789.
- Eastport Health Care Inc., was awarded $158,014.
- Fish River Rural Health was awarded $205,429.
- Harrington Family Health Center was awarded $143,914.
- Health Access Network, Inc., was awarded $265,624.
- Healthreach Community Health Centers was awarded $513,739.
- Islands Community Medical Services, Inc., was awarded $120,994.
- Katahdin Valley Health Center, was awarded $336,769.
- Maine Mobile Health Program, Inc., was awarded $116,224.
- Penobscot Community Health Center was awarded $1,074,859.
- Pines Health Services was awarded $326,134.
- Portland Community Health Center was awarded $232,339.
- Regional Medical Center at Lubec was awarded $145,024.
- Sacopee Valley Health Center was awarded $182,794.
- Saint Croix Regional Family Health Center was awarded $146,974.
- Sebasticook Family Doctors was awarded $184,624.
- York County Community Action Corporation was awarded $179,104.
Click HERE for more information on the funding awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.