U.S. Sens. Collins, King announce nearly $4M for Maine health centers to combat COVID-19
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine and Angus King, I-Maine announced that 18 health centers throughout Maine have been awarded a total of $3,997,779 to address screening and testing needs, acquire medical supplies, and boost telehealth capacity in response to the coronavirus pandemic. This funding was awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
Among the recipients is the Katahdin Valley Health Center, which has received $320,521 and $221,666 for Hometown Health Center (formerly known as Sebasticook Family Doctors).
“Community health centers are the backbone of Maine’s rural health care system. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these medical providers are needed now more than ever,” said U.S. Sens. Collins and King in a joint statement. “This important funding will assist health centers throughout Maine as they continue to care for COVID-19 patients in their communities.”
The funding was allocated as follows:
- Eastport Health Care received $244,283.
- Pines Health Services received $230,250.
- Penobscot Community Health Center received $250,250.
- St. Croix Regional Family Health Center received $125,236.
- Regional Medical Center received $212,876.
- Harrington Family Health Center received $240,653.
- Islands Community Medical Services received $15,424.
- Maine Mobile Health Program received $188,431.
- Health Access Network received $237,903.
- York County Community Action Corporation received $46,123.
- Portland Community Health Center received $263,597.
- Fish River Rural Health received $329,780.
- Sacopee Valley Health Center received $205,250.
- Bucksport Regional Health Center received $286,233.
- DFD Russell Medical Center received $326,553.
- HealthReach Community Health Center received $252,750.