Behavioral health grant, Eureka facility discussed during Health Center - Health Department meeting

The Flint Hills Community Health Center - Lyon County Health Department took care of general housekeeping items during their meeting Tuesday.


One meatier item of new business on the agenda was the authorization to apply for a grant to benefit behavioral health services at the Health Center - Health Department. CEO Phillip Davis said this grant would bring new people and new jobs to Emporia and their new facility in Eureka.

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LSCSW stands for Licensed Specialist Clinical Social Worker. Health Center - Health Department spokeswoman Jacque Ambrose said mental health services are much needed in the Flint Hills region, and this grant will allow the Health Center to expand those services, by hiring more personnel and seeing more patients.

Davis also gave an update on the Eureka clinic, saying the 14 new Health Center employees are handling their learning curve well. The Health Center was able to purchase the clinic in Greenwood County through a grant from the federal government. Davis also said an agreement was reached between Greenwood County Hospital for the new clinic to use their x-ray and lab services.

In other business, the February Finance Report was issued, and the Health Center - Health Department saw a net income of $7,441 for the month. This number is an improvement over January, which saw a net loss of around $39,000. Davis said growth in the coming months will be watched closely.


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