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Community Health Centers of Pinellas to Receive $160,000 Grant

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They are serving as one of the main COVID-19 testing sites for uninsured Pinellas residents, according to U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist.

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-St. Petersburg, announced a $160,000 grant from the Department of Health and Human Services to Community Health Centers of Pinellas.

Community Health Centers of Pinellas are serving as one of the main COVID-19 testing sites for uninsured Pinellas residents.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the indispensable role our community health clinics play for uninsured and under-insured Americans, and the public health at large. Without institutions like the Community Health Centers of Pinellas, many low-income residents would be left without any place to turn for care – allowing COVID-19 to spread even faster with devastating results for everyone,” Crist said. “This grant is a needed boost to this incredible organization and the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers on the front lines of this crisis.”

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.

Crist represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which includes south and mid-Pinellas County.

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