Congressman Serrano Announces Nearly $15 Million in Funding for Key Bronx Health Centers
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano (D-The Bronx) announced nearly $15 million in federal funding for three community health care centers in the South Bronx. Awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration, the funding has been distributed as follows: $6,141,027 for United Health Care Inc.; $6,284,689 for Morris Heights Health Center; and $2,804,674 for Bronx-Lebanon Integrated Services System.
“The services provided by health centers are vital in underserved communities like the Bronx. With health care expenses expected to go up in New York, thanks to the Trump Administration’s efforts to destroy the Affordable Care Act, their work will only be more important in coming years.” said Congressman Serrano. “The funding announced today will allow three key centers in the South Bronx to continue offering excellent health care services as they face growing demand. No one should have to worry about not being able to access basic health services simply because it is too expensive. This funding will help countless families access the care they need and maintain the Bronx’s community health.”
The Health Center Program provides critical funding for community-based health clinics that provide a full range of integrated care services- from medical and dental care to case management and transportation services- for low-income individuals, regardless of their ability to pay. More than 24 million Americans across the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the territories rely on health centers to access and receive medical treatment.
Congressman José E. Serrano has represented The Bronx in Congress since 1990. He is a Senior member of the House Appropriations Committee.