RCCHC gains $250,000 grant

Published 8:32 am Tuesday, December 16, 2014

AHOSKIE – The Corporate Office at Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC) announced Dec. 3 that it has received $250,000 from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as part of funding from the Affordable Care Act.

RCCHC, like other community health centers in the nation that received funding from HRSA, will use these new funds to hire new mental health professionals, add mental health and substance use disorder health services, and employ integrated models of primary care.

“Today’s awards will give health centers the ability to improve access and care for individuals in need of mental health services,” said HRSA Administrator Mary K. Wakefield. “These funds support the Administration’s focus on improving recognition of and responding to the mental health needs of people nationwide.”

Awards given as part of the initiative were granted to 400 health centers across the nation, totaling to over $51.3 million in Affordable Care Act funding.

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center (RCCHC), an FQHC since May, 2005, provides comprehensive primary care and pediatric services with locations in Ahoskie and Murfreesboro (Hertford County) and Colerain (Bertie County) North Carolina.  As a designated community health and migrant center, RCCHC’s mission is to provide comprehensive care that reduces health disparities for the Roanoke Chowan area.  Pediatric services are offered at RCCHC’s Ahoskie clinic Monday through Friday, and the Hertford County Student Wellness Center which operates during the school year and allows students to seek medical treatment without having to leave campus, reducing absenteeism and in turn keeping kids in the classroom giving them a greater chance to successfully complete curriculum requirements.

Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center is a not-for-profit organization, governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, committed to providing quality service and comprehensive healthcare, regardless of the ability to pay, to meet the needs of the rural community, including the uninsured. RCCHC offers a sliding fee scale for their patients, as well as medication assistance programs. Evening clinics are available at all locations.

For more information about Roanoke Chowan Community Health Center, call the Corporate Office at (252) 209-0237, or visit RCCHC on the web at rcchc.org or on Facebook and Twitter.