Portsmouth Community Health Center (of Hampton Roads Community Health Center) will receive $3,918,761 to support health services, granted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This award was announced on Tuesday by U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine, in addition to other award grantees across the Commonwealth of Virginia.
“This federal funding will help close the achievement gap and ensure children in Virginia are prepared for a lifetime of learning,” the senators said. “Additionally, today’s announcement builds on the goal of improving access to health care by investing in community-based services in Portsmouth.”
Hampton Roads Community Health Center, formerly known as Portsmouth Community Health Center, Inc., opened its doors as a federally qualified health center on May 14, 1995, in Portsmouth, Virginia, with two doctors, one family nurse practitioner and eleven clinical support and administrative staff. In 2001, Portsmouth Community Health Center, Inc., expanded its services to the city of Norfolk. Services at both sites include, but are not limited to, primary care, women’s health and prenatal care, dental services, pediatrics, behavioral health, medication assistance programs, and insurance outreach and enrollment services.
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