$15M in federal funds allocated to improve SC community health centers

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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – Representative Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on Thursday announced a more than $15 million grant by the Department of Health and Human Services to be put towards the improvement of community health centers in South Carolina.

The money is intended “to fund capital improvements and construction costs for facilities in communities disproportionally affected by COVID-19.”

Clyburn acknowledged that “throughout the pandemic, these facilities have been lifelines to many communities across the state by providing patients with free and low-cost access to testing, vaccines, and treatment.”

He continued, saying “as we begin to emerge from the devastation of this virus, these funds will ensure that individuals in rural and underrepresented communities have access to high-quality healthcare in expanded and modernized health centers.”

Locally, Fetter Healthcare Network in Charleston will receive $706,778.

St. James Health and Wellness in McClellanville will receive $595,436.

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