Health center that serves low-income, immigrant community gets boost in funding

A health center in Mount Vernon that serves the low-income and immigrant community is getting a boost in funding. More than $2 million is going to the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, helping the system with three clinics in Westchester to keep it

News 12 Staff

Apr 13, 2020, 6:48 PM

Updated 1,501 days ago

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 A health center in Mount Vernon that serves members of the low-income and immigrant communities is getting a boost in funding.
More than $2 million is going to the Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center, helping the system with three clinics in Westchester to keep its doors open.
The federal funding allows the health centers to continue to deliver primary care to residents regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay. They also have centers servicing school children and the homeless. Officials say the funding will help the health center system buy much-needed personal protective equipment and expand coronavirus testing.
Mount Vernon Neighborhood Health Center is also planning to expand and offer a walk-up testing site in Mount Vernon, which it hopes will help reach residents who do not drive but need testing.
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