U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today praised the award of $6,724,130 to 20 community health centers to support expanded coronavirus testing in Mississippi. Wicker has been a strong proponent for expanded testing to allow health-care professionals to diagnose and treat COVID-19 patients and allow non-infected residents to return to work.

“Reopening our economy does not mean ignoring the coronavirus. We can, and must, continue to be smart about the pandemic while getting back to work,” Wicker said. “These grants will enable Mississippi’s community health centers to expand testing for COVID-19, which will be necessary for our state to recover from this unprecedented public health challenge.”

The 20 facilities receiving grants in Mississippi are:

  • Central Mississippi Civic Improvement Association, Inc. – $860,704
  • Family Health Care Clinic, Inc. – $845,629
  • Coastal Family Health Center, Inc. – $632,929
  • Southeast Mississippi Rural Health Initiative, Inc. – $622,939
  • North Mississippi Primary Health Care, Inc. – $321,544
  • Aaron E. Henry Community Health Services Center, Inc. – $308,029
  • Family Health Center, Inc. – $294,259
  • Delta Health Center, Inc. – $291,289
  • Northeast Mississippi Health Care, Inc. – $277,234
  • Greater Meridian Health Clinic, Inc. – $264,874
  • G.A. Carmichael Family Health Center, Inc. – $25,1749
  • Jefferson Comprehensive Health Center, Inc. – $236,614
  • Access Family Health Services, Inc. – $230,569
  • Dr. Arenia C. Mallory Community Health Center, Inc. – $221,749
  • East Central Mississippi Health Care, Inc. – $209,479
  • Outreach Health Services, Inc. – $198,424
  • Central Mississippi Health Services, Inc. – $191,824
  • Mantachie Rural Health Care, Inc. – $158,254
  • Amite County Medical Services, Inc. – $157,459
  • Claiborne County Family Health Center – $148,579

For more information on the grants, visit the Department of Health and Human Services website here.

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Release from Senator Roger Wicker.