Stimulus Money Coming to Health Clinics

Virginia and West Virginia are getting almost $7 million from the federal stimulus package for six government health clinics.

West Virginia is getting $1.15 million a clinic in Belington while Virginia is getting $5.76 million for five clinics.

U.S. Sens. Robert C. Byrd and Jay Rockefeller announced the release of the funds to the Belington Community Medical Services on Monday.

U.S. Sens. Mark Warner and Jim Webb and Rep. Gerald Connolly also announced the release Monday.

Their offices say the money is going to the Greater Prince William Community Health Center in Woodbridge, Loudoun Community Health Center in Leesburg and Vernon J. Harris East End CHC in Richmond. Also receiving funds are Central Virginia Health Services in New Canton and Daily Planet in Richmond.

The clinics are six of 126 across the country that are getting a total $155 million under the stimulus package.

The lawmakers says the money will help the clinics provide primary and preventive care to 5,940 West Virginians and 24,390 Virginians as well as create 45 jobs in West Virginia and 180 jobs in Virginia.


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