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Congressman Matt Cartwright

Representing the 17th District of Pennsylvania


Cartwright announces $1,189,505 in HHS Funds for Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc.

Jul 17, 2017
Press Release

Scranton, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright announced that Scranton Primary Health Care Center Inc. received $1,189,505 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The funds support critical health services for underinsured and uninsured residents.

Scranton Primary Health Care Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center, opened its doors in 1978, in an effort to provide healthcare to four low-income women who could not find care in the community. They have grown from those humble beginnings to now offering pediatrics, family medicine, internal medicine, prenatal and post-partum services, gynecology, and general dentistry. Last year alone, they saw almost 10,000 patients resulting in over 30,000 patient encounters. Located in downtown Scranton, they provide services to all patients who walk through their doors.

“Local health centers play an important role in providing care to our communities,” said Rep. Cartwright. “I will continue to be an advocate for community health centers and health equity in Pennsylvania and throughout the country.”

"On behalf of Scranton Primary Health Care, we are extremely grateful to Congressman Matt Cartwright for his assistance and support in helping us obtain the balance due on our 2017 budget year funding. This will enable us to continue to fulfill our mission of providing quality primary medical & dental care at a reasonable cost to all persons in our community, including those who are underinsured and uninsured, regardless of their ability to pay,” said Joseph H. Hollander Executive Director, Scranton Primary Health Care Center. “As part of this continuing service to the community, The Clinics at Scranton Primary will be opening a satellite office in South Scranton. We are very appreciative of the Congressman's continuing support of our efforts."