Twenty-seven Louisiana health centers have been awarded $7.4 million in Affordable Care Act funding to increase access to medical, oral, behavioral, pharmacy and vision services.
The health centers include Capitol City Family Health Center Inc. of Baton Rouge, $265,210, and St. Gabriel Health Clinic Inc., $258,896. In New Orleans, the centers include Common Ground Health Clinic, $244,108; Excelth Inc., $270,714; Marillac Community Health Centers, $341,112; MQVN Community Development Corp., $248,106; New Orleans Aids Task Force, $255,756; and city of New Orleans, $253,220. In Acadiana, Iberia Comprehensive Community Health Center Inc. of New Iberia, $325,934, and Southwest Louisiana Primary Health Care Center Inc. of Opelousas, $261,692.
The Louisiana centers were among 1,184 nationwide awarded about $350 million for primary care services
In addition, Marillac Community Health Centers of New Orleans received $1 million to cover the costs of renovation, expansion or construction to increase its services capacity. The New Orleans facility was one of three Louisiana centers to receive the facility expansion money; the others were in Delhi and Clinton. Nationally, 160 centers received $150 million for facility improvements.