Senators announce $18M for health centers across W. Va.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $18,094,738 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for six health centers across West Virginia. This funding was made available through the HHS Health Center Cluster grant program.

“Our health centers are staples in our communities, providing West Virginians the health care and medical resources they need in close proximity to their homes. This level of access is essential and underscores the importance of making sure our health centers have the resources they need to serve their communities effectively and keep our health care workforce prepared,” Senator Capito said. “I will continue to fight for the funding and support needed to keep West Virginian’s healthy.”

“West Virginia’s health centers are the backbone of our healthcare system and continue to provide quality care for West Virginians throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. I am pleased HHS is continuing to invest in our health centers to help provide essential medical services and ensure all West Virginians have access to quality, affordable healthcare,” Senator Manchin said. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue advocating for funding to support health centers across the Mountain State.”

Individual awards are listed below:

$7,678,870 – Valley Health Systems, Inc. (Huntington, W.Va.)

$2,755,380 – Minnie Hamilton Health Care Center (Grantsville, W.Va.)

$2,596,878 – Bluestone Health Association, Inc. (Princeton, W.Va.)

$2,246,690 – Preston-Taylor Community Health Center (Newburg, W.Va.)

$1,527,367 – E. A. Hawse Health Center, Inc. (Baker, W.Va.)

$1,289,553 – Clay-Battelle Health Services Association (Blacksville, W.Va.)