SOURCE: CommuniCare Health Centers

CommuniCare Health Centers

September 09, 2010 10:40 ET

CommuniCare Receives Grant From Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Healthcare Non-Profit Receives Grant to Provide Access to Breast Health Services in Hays County

KYLE, TX--(Marketwire - September 9, 2010) -  CommuniCare Health Centers, a Federally Qualified Health Center that provides health care in Bexar and Hays Counties, announced today that it has received a $56,533 grant from the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®. The grant will provide low-income, uninsured women in Hays County with greatly needed educational information about breast cancer, access to clinical breast exams, and mammograms.

"We are so pleased to receive the grant from the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and look forward to making breast health services available to more women in Hays County," said Debbora A. Thompson, Chief Executive Officer of CommuniCare Health Centers. "Without organizations like the Komen Foundation many low-income, minority, uninsured women would not have access to critical breast health screenings."

The services provided by the grant will be offered to uninsured women aged 40 to 64 at CommuniCare's health center at 1340 Wonder World Drive in San Marcos and at its new health center in Kyle, CommuniCare Health Centers - Kyle at 2810 Dacy Lane. To access services funded by this grant, please call 512.392.1718. CommuniCare will be opening CCHC-Kyle, on September 20, 2010 where medical, dental and behavioral health care will be available to area residents. 

About the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure:
The Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has been working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the Greater Austin community since 1999. Through events such as the Komen Austin Race for the Cure® and other philanthropic endeavors, the Austin Affiliate has invested nearly $7 Million in community breast health programs in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties. The Affiliate makes grants to local hospitals and community organizations that provide breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs for medically underserved women.
For more information on the Austin Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® please visit www.komenaustin.org.

About CommuniCare:
CommuniCare Health Centers (CCHC) has served San Antonio for over 38 years. CCHC provides medical, dental and behavioral health services to uninsured and underserved residents in Bexar and Hays counties and delivered more than 151,000 visits in 2009 in two health centers in San Antonio and one in San Marcos. As a non-profit community health center, it serves those with Medicaid, Medicare, medical insurance and those that do not have insurance, charging on a sliding-fee scale based on annual household income and family size. For more information on Barrio Comprehensive Family Health Care Center, Inc. dba CommuniCare Health Centers please visit www.communicaretx.org.

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