August 14, 2015 – We’ve received a New Access Point (NAP) grant for $874,158 from the US Department of Health and Human Services (HRSA) to partner with Salt Lake Valley Health Department and open a new service location co-located with County services at the Ellis R. Shipp Public Health Center at 4535 S 5600 W West Valley City. This will allow CHC to expand care in an area of extreme poverty where one in five residents is below the federal poverty level.
The new clinic will provide a medical health home for 2,808 uninsured patients and provide primary care including screenings, family planning, general labs and diagnostics, family planning, immunizations, well child, gynecological and obstetrical care, prenatal and perinatal services and patient referrals to specialty services.
CHC’s award was part of an announcement by the United States Health and Human Services Administration (HRSA) that $169 million in Affordable Care Act funding has been released to open 266 new health center sites in 46 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services in communities that need them most. These new health center sites are projected to increase access to health care services for over 1.2 million patients.
Said Mark Brunson, CHC’s Board President, “CHC can ramp up services quickly at the new access point clinic and serve more people who need primary medical care in our community. The need for high quality, low cost care far outpaces available resources in this medically underserved area of the valley. This will improve the lives of our neighbors and our community on multiple levels and we are glad to be able to help.”