Stephanie Murphy: HHS Sending Almost $2 Million to True Health Clinics in Central Florida to Help With Coronavirus

On Wednesday, U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy announced True Health’s community health clinics in Central Florida are getting almost $2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to help lower earners and Floridians without insurance coverage deal with the continuing coronavirus crisis.

Murphy said that True Health’s clinics will be getting $1,733,628 from HHS. Earlier in the week, HHS awarded True Health an additional $126,389.

“This federal funding will help True Health boost their operations as they ramp up to care for new patients as a result of the coronavirus outbreak,” said Murphy. “Community health centers put public health first and treat patients regardless of income level or insurance coverage, and I’m proud these funds are coming to central Florida during this critical time. I’ll keep working to ensure central Florida has the resources we need to keep our families safe and healthy.”

“True Health’s mission is to provide high-quality, comprehensive healthcare at a reasonable cost to everyone. The funding received helps ensure more than 40,000 patients served yearly have access to essential health services,” said Latrice Stewart, the CEO of True Health.

“The federal government provides significant funding to support our nation’s 1,400 community health centers, which operate over 10,000 delivery sites across the country and serve 1 in 13 Americans,” Murphy’s office noted.

The congresswoman’s team also noted True Health has been operating in Central Florida for more than four decades and sees around 45,000 patients a year.

Representing all of Seminole County and some of the northern part of Orange County, Murphy was first elected to Congress in 2016.

Reach Kevin Derby at kevin.derby@floridadaily.com.

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