Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that Portage-based NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,280,224 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a continuing grant under the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Fiscal Year 2014 Service Area Competition.
This federal funding will allow NorthShore to continue providing affordable primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services, regardless of patients’ level of health insurance coverage.
“NorthShore was happy to receive word from Congressman Visclosky that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services awarded us $1.28 million,” said NorthShore C.E.O. Jan Wilson. “We are very fortunate to have Congressman Visclosky’s support as we continue to move forward and offer services to residents of Northwest Indiana.”
“Since 1997, NorthShore Health Centers has dramatically improved the quality of life for families throughout Northwest Indiana,” said Congressman Visclosky. “I thank NorthShore’s dedicated staff for their commitment to improve the scope and the quality of care available to all.”
Last year, NorthShore served more than 34,000 patients in over 100,000 visits, an increase of almost seven times the number of patients recorded when NorthShore first became a HRSA grantee in 2003. In the upcoming fiscal year, NorthShore anticipates serving more than 45,000 patients with over 140,000 visits.