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Clinic gets $1.4 million to combat COVID-19 in Pasco, Hernando

Hernando County community news
Hernando County community news [ Tara McCarty ]
Published Apr. 21, 2020

Premier Community HealthCare received a $1.4 million award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to combat COVID-19. The funding stems from the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, and is part of the $1.3 billion awarding of funds through the Health Resources and Services Administration to nearly 1,400 health centers nationwide.

The $1.4 million award will be put to immediate use as Premier responds to emerging and evolving local needs. Specifically, it will support the ability to detect, prevent, diagnose, and treat patients impacted by the virus, while also providing enhanced preparedness and response workflows.

Premier is a nonprofit community health center with clinics in Hernando and Pasco counties, serving the most vulnerable individuals and families, including people experiencing homelessness, agricultural workers, residents of public housing, and veterans.

For a complete list of award recipients, visit: bphc.hrsa.gov/emergency-response/coronavirus-cares-FY2020-awards. For more information about Premier, visit premierhc.org.