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Will County health center to get almost $300,000 in federal funds

JOLIET – The Will County Community Health Center has received nearly $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The $287,786 were made available through the Affordable Care Act, according to a news release from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Illinois. The sum is part of about $20.5 million designated for Illinois community health centers.

“This funding is will [sic] help Illinois community health centers expand the care and critical services they offer for those in need throughout our state,” Durbin said in the release.

The Will County center is among 43 community health organizations collectively receiving more than $13.7 million to increase access to comprehensive primary health care services for 46,917 new patients in the state.

About $6.8 million in additional funds were awarded to another seven Illinois health organizations for infrastructure improvements, including the renovation, expansion or construction of facilities to increase patient capacity and provide more primary and preventative health services.

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