Presidio County Health Services Awarded $330k in Federal Grant Funding
PRESIDIO COUNTY, TX – This week, the Health Resources & Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced that Presidio County Health Services, Inc. has been awarded $334,618 in grant funding for the construction of new access sites and to expand the practice to include pharmacy, dental and mental health services. U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who submitted a letter of support for the project, was thrilled by the news.
“Community health centers have an enormous positive impact on the health and wellness of hundreds of thousands of Texans in my district, especially in underserved rural communities,” said U.S. Representative Will Hurd, who represents 39 community health centers and tirelessly advocates for them in Congress. “The investment we make into these centers saves money by reducing hospitalizations and trips to the emergency room, while providing much-needed healthcare to many uninsured individuals, children and veterans. I will continue to look for opportunities that directly benefit the communities in Brewster County and all of West Texas.”
“This funding will help us better serve the communities in Presidio, Marfa and Alpine,” said Cynthia Esquivel, Chief Operating Officer of Presidio County Health Services, Inc. “These funds will help facilitate quality medical and behavioral health services at a discounted rate, while also allowing us to add dental services to our scope of practice in Alpine and Presidio. We are grateful for Congressman Hurd’s support and continued advocacy for community health centers across Texas.”
Health centers provide high quality preventive and primary health care to medically underserved populations regardless of their ability to pay. Since 2015, Rep. Hurd has supported grant applications that have resulted in over $20 million for clinics in TX-23 and has been recognized by the National Association of Community Health Centers as a Rising Community Health Center Leader, as well as, received the 2018 Community Health Center Defender Award for his exceptional support.