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Money for health centers to serve poor

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) holds a news conference

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) holds a news conference at the Nassau County Police Department of Intelligence. (Jan. 4, 2012) (Credit: Audrey C. Tiernan)

A Westchester County nonprofit has secured nearly $500,000 in federal funding to support the creation of four health centers to serve Nassau County’s lower-income citizens.

Sen. Charles Schumer announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services had awarded Peekskill-based Hudson River Healthcare $481,667 to establish clinics in Elmont, Roosevelt, Hempstead, and New Cassel.

“This is a huge win for Long Island residents,” Schumer said in a statement.

Hudson River Healthcare provides a wide range of medical services for “at-risk” populations, according to its website. Most of its clinics are in the Hudson Valley, though it also operates one in Greenport.

The four new clinics in Nassau will be federally qualified, which means that they will meet certain criteria under Medicaid and Medicare laws. Records show that Hudson River Healthcare received about 25 percent of its revenue from those two programs in 2010.

Tags: Nassau County

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