Health Center in Boardman to Get $162,000 to Combat COVID-19

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U.S. Rep. Greg Walden (R-Hood River) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), awarded over $2.4 million to 11 Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Oregon’s Second District, including one in Boardman.

The funding comes through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to help HRSA-funded health centers across Oregon expand COVID-19 testing. The health centers will be able to use the funding to expand the range of testing and testing-related activities, including the purchase of personal protective equipment (PPE); training, outreach, procurement and administration of tests; laboratory services; and the expansion of walk-up or drive-up testing capabilities.

The Columbia River Community Health Service in Boardman is slated to receive $162, 409.

“This money is great news for Oregon’s Community Health Centers and will aid their efforts to combat COVID-19,” said Walden. “The funding will go directly to our Community Health Centers, which provide essential health care services for over 240,000 Oregonians in the Second District. This will help CHCs expand COVID-19 testing, which in turn will help ensure Oregon has the testing capability necessary to re-open.”