3 area health centers get federal grants

March 4, 2009 3:25:03 PM PST
President Obama announced 155-million dollars will go towards creating more community health centers nationwide.

The patient traffic at these centers has been picking up as more Americans lose their jobs... or their healthcare benefits.

Community health centers offer free or reduced-cost healthcare. In our area, there are several clinics that will benefit...

The Westside Health Center in Wilmington, Delaware will get nearly one-million, three-hundred thousand dollars.

Chespenn Health Services in Chester and Coatesville, and the Covenant House clinic on Bringhurst Street in the Germantown section of Philadelphia will get more than a-million dollars each.

ChesPenn executive director Michael Lucas says his group plans to create a full-service health center at a smaller clinic in Upper Darby now operated in conjunction with Crozer Keystone Health System.

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