Florida mental and behavioral healthcare providers get funding boost from Affordable Care Act

Florida mental and behavioral healthcare providers get funding boost from Affordable Care Act

Eight health centers in Florida, including one in Miami Beach and another in Broward County, are to receive almost $2 million in Affordable Care Act funding to help care for people with mental and behavioral health issues.

The grants, announced on Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services, are part of $54.6 million in ACA funding intended to help 221 health centers around the country establish or expand such care for about 450,000 patients.

The Miami Beach Community Health Center and the Broward Community and Family Health Centers will each receive $250,000. So will five others, in Immokalee, St. Petersburg, Panama City, Tampa and Trenton, a town in Gilchrist County, west of Gainesville. A health center in Melbourne is to be given $246,896.

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