Uh-Oh: Lost Funding Could Shutter 80 TN Community Health Clinics

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Many Community Health Centers serve as a 'one-stop shop' for their patients' medical and dental care, particularly in rural communities. Photo courtesy United Neighborhood Health Services.

Dozens of health clinics focused on serving those people across Tennessee most in need may have to close their doors with a major source of federal funding set to expire in 2015. Mary Bufwack, CEO of United Neighborhood Health Services stated...

 

Bufwack added that the closures and elimination of other services would impact about 260,000 CHC patients in Tennessee, which means they'd either have to go without care, or show up at the emergency room when a health issue becomes a crisis.

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