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Oregon Health Centers Get Federal Grants

Four Oregon health centers have received a combined $2.3 million from the federal government.

The money comes from the Affordable Care Act and will be used to help low-income Oregonians.

$150 million is going to 236 health centers across the country. One of them, the Virginia Garcia Center in Cornelius, will get almost $860,000.

CEO Gil Munoz says they'll use it to open a new office in Newberg for the uninsured and low-income workers who will soon have insurance, "We'll be partnering with Yamhill County health to provide mental health and alcohol and drug services," he said.

"We'll be providing dental services and there's also public health and WIC services that will be on site."

The Bandon Community Health Center, La Clinica Del Valle in Medford and the Umpqua Community Health Center in Roseburg also received grants.


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