Wichita Falls Health Center receives $567K to expand COVID-19 testing efforts

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WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — Sen. John Cornyn announced the Community Healthcare Center will receive more than $500,000 in grant money to expand COVID-19 testing efforts

The funding which was approved by Congress last month comes through the department of health and human services. Community Healthcare Center CEO Allen Patterson said they have one area they are using the money for.

“We really want to target the PCR,” Patterson said. “We want to be able to get a cost effective. PCR, at that moment testing and quick. So, we are going to try and get this where can consistently get lab results to the patients in short order.”

Patterson also said this is the third time they’ve received grant money and they are thankful for the work Cornyn is doing to help.

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