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Feb 8, 2019

Tester Announces Funding for Helena’s PureView Health Center

$2.5 Million Grant Will Increase Access to Affordable Health Care in Lewis & Clark County

(U.S. Senate) - In a big win for folks across Lewis & Clark County, U.S. Senator Jon Tester today announced more than $2.5 million in funding for Helena's PureView Health Center.

Tester helped secure the grant through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Community Health Center Fund. Tester was the only member of Montana's delegation who voted to fund this initiative last year.

"Community health centers are a critical source of care for folks across Big Sky Country," Tester said. "This funding will help PureView Health Center provide the quality care these folks need without burning a hole in their pocketbooks."

One in 10 Montanans rely on community health centers for primary, dental, and mental health care every year.

"PureView Health Center serves more than 7,000 patients per year with team-based, patient-centered care, and we work hard to deliver the highest quality of care while maintaining low costs to our patients," said Jill Steeley, Executive Director of PureView Health Center. "This grant money helps us to continue to provide those services, plus many more that are critical to helping people get the preventative and acute care they need, when they need it. We thank Senator Tester for his on-going support and commitment to our community health center."

Tester was recognized as a national champion for community health centers after leading the charge to reauthorize funding for community health centers last year. Without Tester's efforts, clinics across the country would have seen a 70 percent drop in federal grant funding, forcing many to cut services, lay off medical professionals, or close altogether.

Read more about Tester's fight for community health centers HERE.

Office Contact Information

Senator Tester's Montana staff serves the state from offices in Billings, Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls, Helena, Kalispell, and Missoula. Please bring your concerns with federal agencies, academy nominations, and other situations to one of these Montana offices.

Billings

Judge Jameson Federal Building
2900 4th Ave N, Suite 201
Billings, MT 59101
Phone: (406) 252-0550
Fax: (406) 252-7768

Bozeman

Avant Courier Building
1 E Main Street, Suite 202
Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: (406) 586-4450
Fax: (406) 586-7647

Butte

Silver Bow Center
125 W Granite, Suite 200
Butte, MT 59701
Phone: (406) 723-3277
Fax: (406) 782-4717

Great Falls

119 1st Avenue N, Suite 102
Great Falls, MT 59401
Phone: (406) 452-9585
Fax: (406) 452-9586

Helena

Capital One Center
208 N Montana Avenue, Suite 202
Helena, MT 59601
Phone: (406) 449-5401
Fax: (406) 449-5462

Kalispell

8 Third Street E
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: (406) 257-3360
Fax: (406) 257-3974

Missoula

130 W Front St.
Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (406) 728-3003
Fax: (406) 728-2193

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