Millions in federal funds going to state health care centers

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Community health centers throughout the state will receive more than $6.2 million in funding from the Affordable Care Act to expand and improve primary care services, according to a joint news release issued by Connecticut’s Congressional delegation.

The awards include $3.7 million to provide healthcare services such as medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy and vision care to more than 12,000 new patients.

The funds also include $2.5 million for infrastructure improvements, including facility renovation or expansion to increase patient and service capacity.

“The more people that have access to preventative care, the more money we save on crisis care,” said U.S. Sen. Christopher S. Murphy, D-Conn. “This funding will make sure that Connecticut continues to lead the nation in the successful implementation of the Affordable Care Act.”

Awards for expanded services include:

  • Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington in Torrington — $256,764
  • Staywell Health Care in Waterbury — $298,184 Awards for infrastructure include:
  • Community Health & Wellness Center of Greater Torrington in Torrington — $1 million
  • Staywell Health Care in Waterbury — $484,370