PORTAGE | NorthShore Health Centers will receive $1.2 million from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a continuing grant under the Health Resources and Services Administration Fiscal Year 2014 Service Area Competition.
According to a press release from U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky's office, the 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.
"Since 1997, NorthShore Health Centers has dramatically improved the quality of life for families throughout Northwest Indiana," Visclosky said.
Last year, NorthShore served more than 34,000 patients in more than 100,000 visits, an increase of almost seven times the number of patients recorded when NorthShore first became a HRSA grantee in 2003.
In addition to Portage, NorthShore also has facilities in Lake Station and Merrillville.