Southern Tier’s Universal Primary Care Receives $720,000

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced $726,488 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Universal Primary Care, a network of three health centers under Southern Tier Community Health Center Network Inc. This federal funding will be used to expand services to more families in need of health services.

Universal Primary Care is a network of health care facilities under the Southern Tier Community Health Network. They were established in 2004 and consist of three sites in Olean, Cuba and Houghton, and serve more than7,000 patients. Universal Primary Care provides a range of health services, which include primary care for children and adults as well as counseling services.

“These much-needed federal funds will help Universal Primary Care provide essential health services to families in need in Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties,” Schumer said. “Additional assistance is critical to keeping families in urban and rural areas healthy, and this grant in particular is a substantial amount of federal support for a very worthy facility.”

“Everyone should have access to quality, affordable health services in our communities,” Gillibrand said. “This grant will help the Universal Primary Care centers meet the need for services throughout Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties and provide residents with better, more affordable care.”