Portage-based NorthShore Health Centers has secured nearly $1.5 million in federal funding. The nonprofit provides care to uninsured and underinsured patients in Lake and Porter counties. October 22, 2014

News Release

MERRILLVILLE, Ind. – Congressman Pete Visclosky announced today that Portage-based NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1,498,801 in continuation funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

This federal funding will allow NorthShore to continue providing affordable primary care to their patients, including medical, dental, behavioral health, and pharmacy services, regardless of patients' level of health insurance coverage.

“This funding will further advance the important work taking place at NorthShore Health Centers throughout our region. On behalf of the thousands of citizens throughout Northwest Indiana that utilize NorthShore facilities, I offer my congratulations to Jan Wilson and the NorthShore staff for their due diligence in securing this funding so that those in our communities can continue to be served,” said Congressman Pete Visclosky.

For a complete listing of NorthShore Health Center locations, please visit: http://www.northshorehealth.org

“NorthShore is pleased to be receiving this grant to further assist in the health care needs of the patients it serves in both Lake and Porter counties. NorthShore would like to thank Congressman Peter Visclosky who continues to lobby for funds that allow entities such as NorthShore Health Centers to provide high quality health care to the non-insured and under-insured patients who would otherwise go with no health care,” said Jan Wilson, CEO, NorthShore Health Centers.

Source: The Office of Congressman Pete Visclosky

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