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Rep. Cartwright Announces Over $1 Million in HHS Funds to Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern PA

Dec 27, 2019
Press Release


Wilkes-Barre, PA – Today, U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright (PA-08) announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $1,034,770 to the Rural Health Corporation of Northeastern Pennsylvania (RHC), which is headquartered in Wilkes-Barre. The funds will be used to maintain RHC’s current scope of health care services in its seven locations throughout the region.

RHC provides comprehensive primary and preventive medical and dental services to residents of all ages and income levels within their service area. They accept many insurance options, including most commercial insurances, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicare and Medical Assistance.

“No one should have to avoid going to the doctor because they can’t afford the visit,” said Rep. Cartwright, a member of the House Appropriations Committee. “The Rural Health Corporation works to ensure people of all income levels have access to care, which is vital to fostering healthier and happier communities here in Northeastern Pennsylvania. I applaud their work and celebrate the continued funding of their much-needed services. I will continue advocating in Congress to support community health centers and improve health care equity in the Eighth District.”

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) is a federal government agency that works to enhance and protect the health and well being of all Americans. They fulfill that mission by providing for effective health and human services and fostering advances in medicine, public health and social services.