Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center Set To Receive $1.8 Million In Federal Funding To Support Care For Underserved Families
WASHINGTON — Today, U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) announced that the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center (WCCHC) will receive a $1,811,639 grant to help low income families on Oahu access high quality, comprehensive health care. The funding, which comes from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, will help WCCHC operate seven sites on the west side of the island and make sure local families can receive primary care, emergency medical, behavioral health, and dental services, as well as COVID-19 testing and treatment, in their own communities.
“This funding will make sure that thousands of West Oahu families can access affordable health care services in their communities,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “WCCHC is an important provider of primary, emergency, and other types of care, and I'll keep fighting for more federal funding to support their life-saving work.”
WCCHC is the largest federally qualified health center in the state, annually serving 37,000 medically underserved individuals and families regardless of their ability to pay. 70 percent of their patients are at or below the federal poverty level, and more than 40 percent of their patients are Native Hawaiian.