Even more money to combat the novel coronavirus is headed to Pennyroyal Healthcare Service that serves Caldwell, Lyon and other western Kentucky counties.
With a clinic in Princeton, the Hopkinsville-based health care provider will receive $163,069 to expand COVID-19 testing. It is part of more than $10.3 million headed to 25 community health centers across Kentucky through the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act.
“Expanding access to coronavirus testing at community health centers will help slow the spread of this virus and help Kentucky take meaningful steps toward safely reopening,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said in a Thursday news release announcing the award.
Last month, it was announced the Pennyroyal Healthcare Service would receive $567,275 through the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act in order to fight the outbreak.
The 25 clinics receiving funds in both rounds of assistance serve patients in underserved areas of the Commonwealth They treat all patients regardless of income, and are Kentucky’s safety-net for health care.