WASHINGTON – U.S. Representative Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) has helped secure more than $343,000 in grant funding for the Williamson Health & Wellness Center from the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration.
The $343,887 grant will allow the clinic to continue to offer primary care services, including medical, dental and behavioral health care, to residents throughout Mingo County. Rep. Jenkins wrote a letter of support for the center’s grant request.
“Community health centers fill a critical gap in health care in southern West Virginia. These centers ensure low-income residents have consistent access to health care and develop relationships with their doctors to improve their health. This grant will help Williamson Health & Wellness Center offer much-needed care to even more West Virginians, and I am pleased I could help them secure this additional funding,” Rep. Jenkins said.
Williamson Health and Wellness Center Chief Executive Officer Dr. C. Donovan “Dino” Beckett said this grant is critical to the center’s future.
“This award allows the Williamson Health & Wellness Center to continue our mission of holistic community and clinical interventions, grow our local economy, and promote wellness for everyone. We appreciate the support of Congressman Jenkins in helping us obtain this funding and promote access to care in distressed areas of Southern West Virginia,” he said.