Lake City to Get Share of $1.4 Million for Migrant Health Clinic

LAKE CITY, AR - About $1.4 million in federal grants has been awarded to open community health clinics in Arkansas at Mount Ida, Lake City and Bentonville.

Community Health Centers of Arkansas, a nonprofit organization, also was awarded another $80,000 from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration to develop plans for a health center in Lincoln County.

The three new clinics bring the state's total to 58 operated-by-the-community health centers.  The centers provide primary medical care to people on a sliding cost scale.

The clinic at Lake City will be a Migrant/Community Health Center, with an emphasis on serving season farmworkers.  The clinic will employ additional bilingual staff to work with migrant workers.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)