Health Care District Receives Federal Grant

The Health Care District of Palm Beach County has been awarded a U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant that will support the district’s new role as a provider of primary care services at the Palm Beach County Health Department’s four public health clinics.

This is the first step in a collaborative process between Health Care District and the Health Department that will allow nearly 64,000 adult and pediatric patients each year to continue to receive primary care at these federally qualified health centers.

Transition plans include the implementation of an electronic health record system as well as the hiring of a 78-member medical team, including doctors, nurses and related support personnel, to serve the primary care needs of existing and future patients.