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News by Topic: Rural Health Clinics

May 17, 2023 - U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, Joni Ernst, Jeanne Shaheen, and Jerry Moran reintroduced the Protecting Rural Telehealth Access Act. This legislation would ensure rural and underserved community healthcare providers can permanently offer telehealth services, including audio-only telehealth appointments, that are set to expire in December 2024.
Source: Office of Senator Joe Manchin
May 17, 2023 - Primary Care Centers of Eastern Kentucky (PCCEK) is a Rural Health Clinic whose services include temporary housing for women confronting substance use disorder. PCCEK offers a wide variety of health services, including dentistry, a diabetes center, a women's health center, radiology and imaging, behavioral health services, a pharmacy, and a hospice care center.
Source: The Daily Yonder
Apr 7, 2023 - A recent survey conducted by the National Association of Rural Health Clinics showed that the Rural Health Clinic program serves approximately 37.7 million patients per year, which is more than 11% of the entire population and approximately 62% of the 60.8 million Americans who live in rural areas.
Source: National Association of Rural Health Clinics