WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $5,46 million for several West Virginia health centers through the Health Resources and Services Administration’s Health Center Program. 

Funding will support the continued operations of these centers to provide primary and preventive care to West Virginians. 

Preston Taylor Community Health Center will receive $1,969,690, while $2,319,878 will go to Bluestone Health Association Inc. and $1,179,553 to Clay-Battelle Health Services Association. 

“Our state’s health centers fulfill a critical role in West Virginia’s health care system,” Capito said. “They ensure that no matter where someone chooses to live, every West Virginian has access to primary health care services that can help prevent bigger health problems down the road. I have been a strong supporter of the Health Center Program through my role on the Appropriations Committee, and I will continue to fight for programs that help keep West Virginians healthy.” 

“Community health centers are one of the most important ways to deliver healthcare because of their ability to serve West Virginians where they live, like in the rural communities of our state. Whether you are in the city of Charleston or the mountains of Pendleton County, I believe everyone should have access to quality healthcare. These health centers are so incredibly valuable to a state like West Virginia, which is why I always have and will continue to fight for affordable and accessible healthcare,” Manchin said.