August 14, 2018

Senator Hassan Marks National Health Center Week at Health Care for the Homeless Manchester

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Senator Hassan visits Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Manchester. 

MANCHESTER – Senator Maggie Hassan today marked National Health Center Week by visiting Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Manchester, where she highlighted the critical role that community health centers play in promoting the well-being of Granite Staters and building a stronger, healthier New Hampshire.  The Senator was joined by leadership from the Catholic Medical Center and New Horizons, clinical and administrative staff from HCH, and local health care workers to discuss the importance of the clinic to providing critical primary care to Granite Staters in the region, as well as helping to combat the devastating opioid epidemic and homelessness.

HCH Manchester is a primary care facility that addresses the health needs of homeless individuals and families in the City of Manchester. The clinic services include primary medical care, mental health care, addiction counseling, nurse case management, health education, social services, assistance with programs such as Food Stamps, Medicaid and Disability applications, and more.

“Community health centers like Health Care for the Homeless Manchester play a vital role in communities across New Hampshire, promoting the well-being of our state and people and expanding the reach of primary and preventative care,” Senator Hassan said. “I am grateful for the efforts of the hard-working medical and administrative staff at HCH to support some of our most vulnerable citizens, including those struggling with substance misuse. Today’s visit underscores the importance of continuing to fight to ensure that community health centers across our state have the resources and support they need to help all Granite Staters who walk through their doors and to keep standing up against efforts to undermine our health care system.”

Ensuring that all Granite Staters have quality, affordable health care is a top priority for Senator Hassan, and she has long recognized the importance of community health centers to those efforts. The Senator has fought to ensure that community health centers have the funding and support necessary for their success, and continues to stand up against any efforts that sabotage the health care system or cut funding for programs such as Medicaid.

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