Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Stefanik sent a bipartisan letter to House Leadership requesting more support for Community Health Centers (CHC’s) in the phase 4 COVID-19 legislative relief package. Specifically, the letter outlines the need for funds in order to continue to serve medically underserved communities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, and requests $7.6 billion in emergency supplemental funding to support them. This funding is requested for use in detection, prevention, and diagnosis of COVID-19, stabilization of essential health services, and addressing revenue losses to help CHC’s stay open.
“Our North Country Community Health Centers are the front lines of the COVID-19 outbreak in some of our most vulnerable communities,” said Congresswoman Stefanik. “It is essential that we provide our health care workers and their facilities with equipment and supplies to continue to work safely, but also with funding to keep their doors open to their surrounding communities. Patients in the North Country will continue to rely on Community Health Centers for help in fighting this pandemic, and it is crucial that further funding for them is included in phase four of Congress’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.”