Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia M. Burwell announced today $295 million in awards to Health Centers across the nation to expand access to primary care at health centers
SFCCC is proud to annouce that we have received a significant award, which will allow our partner clinics to expand medical services for new homeless patients, increase capacity for oral health at the South of Market Health Center and to expand behavioral health services at four different sites.
In her announcement, Secretary Burwell emphasized the important role of health centers in implementing the ACA: “Health centers are a key part of how the Affordable Care Act is working to improve access to care for millions of Americans,” said Secretary Burwell. “These funds will enable health centers to provide high-quality primary health care to more people including the newly insured, many of whom may be accessing primary care for the first time.”
"Health centers are helping to implement the Affordable Care Act, not only as providers of care but also by linking individuals to coverage through outreach and enrollment... Recent statistics show that health centers provided enrollment assistance to more than 6 million people over the last year. "