Grants Pass, OR– The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) awarded more than $950 million to health centers around the country to support construction, expansion, alteration, renovation, and other capital improvements to modify, enhance, and expand health care infrastructure. Siskiyou Community Health Center (SCHC) received $686,538 of those funds.

Siskiyou Community Health Center will use the funds to expand services at their main facility located on Hawthorne Avenue in Grants Pass. Due to the continuous increase in demand in the community, SCHC will expand its primary care and behavioral health services.

Siskiyou Community Health Center recently purchased its main facility in Grants Pass. Banner Bank and the Oregon Facilities Authority (OFA) made it primarily possible through tax-exempt conduit revenue bonds. “Serving the citizens of Josephine County is our priority, and the acquisition allows us to reduce our yearly facility costs and reinvest the savings into the expansion of health care services for the community. The purchase and expansion of the 34,000 square foot building will allow us to maintain a state-of-the-art facility that will attract new health care professionals to our area,” says Rich Booth, Chief Executive Officer for Siskiyou Community Health Center.

Siskiyou Community Health Center is a private, not-for-profit, equal opportunity provider and employer. As a federally qualified health center, SCHC offers a sliding fee scale for patients with no insurance. For those with insurance, SCHC accepts most insurance plans, including the Oregon Health Plan and Medicare.