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Greater Prince William Community Health Center

Prince William County, Va.


"Federally Qualified Health Center status was awarded to GPWCHC in March 2009. This honor means that the federal government will actively help the Health Center increase and improve its services. Representative Gerald E. Connolly of Virginia’s 11th district worked closely with the Health Center’s Executive Director, Frank Principi, to receive this status. Being a Federally Qualified Health Center means our GPWCHC has more resources and technical support, which directly benefits those we serve." - GPWCHC Website

“A year ago, the Greater Prince William Community Health Center was strapped for cash and on the brink of closing… Thanks to grants and close to $1.5 million in federal stimulus funds, health center officials are no longer debating how to keep the doors open. Instead, they are discussing hires and marketing strategies as they prepare to open a second wing that will double the facility's size and offer new services to the insured and uninsured in the greater Prince William County area. ‘I think some of us cried when we heard about the funding,’ said health center board member Barbara DeChene…. The health center, off Prince William Parkway in Woodbridge, is about to embark on a $500,000 expansion project to add about 6,500 square feet. The funding will be used to renovate the space and hire about 20 people to provide the new services, which include dental, prenatal and behavioral health care. Everything is scheduled to be done by November. ‘We need to provide care to everyone [insured or not], and it is much more efficient to do it here than in an ER,’ U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) said while visiting the center.” – Washington Post, July 5, 2009

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