Columbia River Community Health Services in Boardman is one of 30 centers in the state that will receive federal funding to help fight the spread of the coronavirus.
U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services would award nearly $1.9 million to 30 Community Health Centers in Oregon, including 10 in the Second District. This funding was allocated from the first COVID-19 emergency supplemental funding package Congress passed earlier this month. The funding builds on the nearly $7.8 million the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded to the state of Oregon earlier this month.
Columbia River Community Health Services is slated to receive just over $55,000.
“This additional funding is welcome news for Community Health Centers in Oregon and is critical for our state’s response to the coronavirus,” said Walden. “Community Health Centers serve more than 240,000 Oregonians in the Second District. They play a critical role in ensuring that patients have access to health care in their community, especially during this pandemic. These funds will help these health centers provide screening and testing for COVID-19, medical supplies, and telehealth services. I will continue my efforts to ensure our state and nation receive the necessary support as we work to combat this deadly virus.”