In total, 24 community health centers in WA—from Puget Sound to the Tri-Cities to Spokane—will receive more than $4 million in federal investments: FULL LIST BELOW

Sens. Murray and Cantwell advocated for the investments to expand care at community health centers

(Washington, D.C.) – Today, Sens. Patty Murray (D-WA), top Democrat on the Senate health committee, and Maria Cantwell (D-WA), a senior member of the Senate Finance Committee, announced more than two dozen community health centers in Washington state have been awarded approximately $4 million in grants to increase access to substance use and mental health services for patients and families.

The grants were awarded through the Health Resources and Service Administration as part of more than $200 million being allocated to 1,178 health centers and 13 rural health organizations throughout the country. In addition to providing support to local health centers to increase personnel and leverage health information technology, the award will also fund training to support the expansion of mental health and substance use services and their integration into primary care. Sens. Murray and Cantwell have consistently advocated for increased resources to combat the opioid epidemic in Washington state, including working to defeat President Trump’s disastrous Trumpcare plan that would have gutted funding for community health centers across the country, especially in rural areas. They also continue to fight for the reauthorization of the Health Center Fund, Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education, and National Health Service Corps, all of which provide critical support to community health centers’ work and expire at the end of the fiscal year.

“As I travel around Washington state, I constantly hear from families and health leaders about the need for more access to care, and these investments are a strong step in the right direction. Community health centers play a critical role in providing quality, affordable care to some of Washington state’s most vulnerable populations, and for some are the only path toward getting the life-saving care they need to lead healthy, sober lives,” said Sen. Murray. “As we work to lower costs and make quality care more accessible and affordable for patients and families, I’m glad to see additional resources flow to Washington state’s community health centers and will continue fighting for strong federal investments to support the important work they do to combat addiction and provide much-needed care to families across our state.”

“Community health centers provide a critical lifeline to health care for Washington’s most vulnerable patients and communities. Without access to community health centers, many children and families would not have access to primary care, dental care, mental health services and many other important health care services,” said Sen. Cantwell. “I’m proud to support Washington’s community health centers as they continue to foster innovation and deliver high-value care to our communities.”

The federal investment includes grants to 24 community health centers in Washington state, and builds upon Sens. Murray and Cantwell’s ongoing work to improve care and lower costs for families, strengthen community health centers and combat the opioid crisis in Washington state and nationwide. See below for more information about the individual grants:  

  • Community Health Care (Tacoma): $175,501
  • Community Health Center of Snohomish County (Everett): $175,700
  • Community Health of Central Washington (Yakima): $175,700
  • Community Doctor Community Clinic (Seattle): $101,848
  • Family Health Centers (Okanogan): $175,701
  • Healthpoint (Renton): $175,700
  • Lewis County Community Health Services, Inc. – Valley View Health Center (Chehlis): $175,701
  • Mattawa Community Medical Clinic (Mattawa): $175,700
  • Moses Lake Community Health Center (Moses Lake): $175,090
  • The N.A.T.I.V.E. Project (Spokane): $175,700
  • Neighborcare Health (Seattle): $175,700
  • North Olympic Healthcare Network PC (Port Angeles): $175,700
  • Peninsula Community Health Services (Bremerton): $175,700
  • Sea-Mar Community Health Center (Seattle): $175,700
  • Seattle Indian Health Board, Inc. (Seattle): $175,700
  • Seattle-King County Public Health Department (Seattle): $175,700
  • Tri-Cities Community Health (Pasco): $175,700
  • Unity Care Northwest (Bellingham): $175,700
  • Yakima Neighborhood Health Services (Yakima): $175,700
  • Yakima Valley Farmworkers Clinic (Toppenish): $161,303