West Cecil Health Center receives $1.9 million for COVID-19 services

Funding to Community Health Centers to expands access to vaccines in underserved communities


(Conowingo, Md.) West Cecil Health Center (WCHC) receives $1.9 million in aid to prevent, mitigate, and respond to COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) will distribute $6,076,842,229 to support 1,376 community health centers that serve vulnerable and underserved populations under the American Rescue Plan Act. 


The one-time funding will support health centers to expand COVID-19 vaccinations, testing and treatment for vulnerable populations. The dollars will also help health centers provide preventative care, increase operational capacity, enhance healthcare services and conduct COVID–19 community outreach activities.


“The American Rescue Plan Act assists community health centers who have provided critical services to rural populations during the pandemic,” comments John Ness, President & CEO of WCHC. “This past year has been taxing on us, along with all health centers. The much-needed resources will enable us to continue and expand COVID-19 services for the communities of Cecil and Harford counties.” 


An individual listing of funding awards is available from HRSA. Funding disbursements will begin in April.


West Cecil Health Center (WCHC) provides high-quality, compassionate, and comprehensive healthcare services for the entire family at two locations: Conowingo and Havre de Grace. We serve as a one-stop destination for a range of services, including primary care, behavioral health, laboratory, pharmacy, and dentistry. Our patient-focused, collaborative approach focuses on whole health and empowers patients to establish healthy lifestyles. As a nonprofit, community-driven organization, we offer a sliding fee discount to ensure affordable care for all residents in Cecil, Harford and nearby counties in Maryland and Pennsylvania.    

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Marlana Collins