Centers serve patients ‘regardless of ability to pay’
North Mississippi Primary Health Care Inc., which has a clinic in Corinth on South Harper Road, was awarded more than $109,000 in federal grant money, it was announced Tuesday.
Other than the Corinth clinic, North Mississippi Primary Health Care Inc. also has clinics in Walnut, Booneville, Ripley, Tishomingo, New Albany and Benton.
North Mississippi Primary Health Care Inc. saw 10,624 patients in 2015, which included about 1,200 patients in Corinth.
Nationally, $125 million in Quality Improvement grants were awarded to 1,352 community health centers, which serve patients “regardless of their ability to pay.”
Of that total, $1.4 million went to 19 clinics in Mississippi.
About one in 12 U.S. residents relied on one of the centers in 2017, including one in nine children 17 years or younger; one in five rural residents; one in three people living in poverty; and more than 355,000 U.S. veterans.
“Community health centers provide coordinated, comprehensive and patient-centered care to millions of Americans,” said HHS Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan. “They have a track record of delivering quality care at significantly lower cost, and are vital partners in our movement toward a health system that delivers quality, affordable, value-based health care for all Americans.”