Southern Illinois Health Centers Receive Funds for COVID-19 Testing

May 8, 2020

Five Southern Illinois health centers will receive funding to expand COVID-19 testing.

U.S. Representative Mike Bost made the announcement Friday.

“Testing is critical to determining the scale of coronavirus outbreaks in our communities, which is why I have supported Congressional efforts to expand and improve testing across the country,” said Rep. Bost. “These grants will provide local health centers with vitally important resources so that they have the tests needed to track this virus.”

The grants, totaling $3.6 million, were awarded through the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Receiving the grants are:

Southern Illinois Health Care Foundation, Inc.: $1,688,104

Rural Health Inc: $315,634

Community Health & Emergency Services, Inc: $321,814

Christopher Rural Health Planning Corp: $728,239

Shawnee Health Service And Development Corporation: $598,459