HealthLinc will receive $1,330,537 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, U.S. Rep.
Pete Visclosky, D-1st, announced in a statement released on Friday.
funding will allow HealthLinc to continue providing affordable primary care
to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral health, and
optometry services, regardless of patients’ level of health insurance
coverage,” the statement said.
continues to demonstrate their commitment to serving the uninsured and
underinsured populations of Northwest Indiana,” Visclosky said. “This award
will be instrumental to HealthLinc as it continues to provide a wide-range
of high-quality health care services to the people of Northwest Indiana. I
commend the HealthLinc staff for their tireless work to improve the health
disparities of our region.”
appreciative of the confidence HRSA has in our organization to continue
servicing the residents of Northwest Indiana that need high-quality,
affordable healthcare,” HealthLinc CEO Beth Wrobel said. “We thank
Congressman Visclosky for his continued support of HealthLinc and for
ensuring that all Northwest Indiana residents receive the healthcare that
HealthLinc began in
Valparaiso as a free clinic in 1996 and received Federally Qualified Health
Center designation in 2006. HealthLinc now provides services at six
locations--five stand-alone clinics in Valparaiso, Michigan City, Knox,
Mishawaka, and East Chicago plus a clinic site integrated into a community
mental health center in Valparaiso--and also has a mobile medical/dental
unit serving school aged children and their families.