Missoula Partnership Health Center picks up $3.9M grant

Posted at 11:47 AM, Jun 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-07 13:47:42-04

WASHINGTON, DC – There’s some good news for a Missoula healthcare provider that’s been struggling after losing federal funding.

Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT) has announced that  Missoula Partnership Health Center will be receiving a $3.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

“Community health centers provide top-notch, affordable health care to folks across Big Sky Country,” Sen. Tester said in a statement provided to MTN News. “From flu shots to cancer screenings, Partnership Health Center keeps families healthy without emptying their wallets.”

Partnership Health Center is one of 1,400 community health centers across the country that lost funding at the end of September when Congress failed to reauthorize the Community Health Center Fund that has received bipartisan support for over 50 years.

According to the Montana Primary Care Association, Partnership served over 15,000 patients in 2016.