Levelland area leaders call on Congress to fund health center

Levelland area leaders call on Congress to fund health center

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LEVELLAND, Texas -

Levelland area leaders gathered today to demand that Congress renew funding for community health centers – a critical part of the nation’s health care infrastructure.

Leaders from area clinics, elected officials, patients, and community organizations discussed the importance maintaining comprehensive affordable healthcare services for our community.

Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), provide primary health care such as medical, dental, behavioral health and pharmacy and also provide enabling services like health education, transportation and case management. Health centers serve patients in medically underdeveloped communities regardless of insurance status or ability to pay.

In Texas, there are more than 75 community health centers in Texas, spread out over 460 delivery sites in 125 counties. Nationally, 1 in 12 Americans get their health care from a Community Health Center.

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