Crist Announces Grant to Community Health Centers of Pinellas
The $300,000 would be used for the organization’s family planning program, which provides family planning services and reproductive health screenings for Pinellas residents.
PINELLAS COUNTY – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, announced today (March 29) a $300,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to the Community Health Centers of Pinellas.
This grant would be used for the organization’s family planning program, which provides family planning services and reproductive health screenings for Pinellas residents.
“Community Health Centers of Pinellas offers valuable services to Pinellas residents, regardless of income, age, religious background, or sexual orientation. They provide a helping hand to our Pinellas community, and I am honored to announce this well-deserved grant,” Crist said.
Founded in 1980 by Dr. Johnnie Ruth Clark to serve the St. Petersburg African-American community, Community Health Centers of Pinellas has grown to serve residents of all areas of Pinellas, with facilities from St. Petersburg to Tarpon Springs.
Dedicated to providing holistic, culturally-sensitive care, CHCP provides family medicine, pediatric, OB/GYN, dental, 340B pharmacy, behavioral health, nutrition, exercise, Enrollment Assistance, Chiropractic, and Podiatry services. The organization served 50,000 patients in 2017.
Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes south and mid-Pinellas County.
For information about Crist, go to crist.house.gov.
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