LEEDS — The DFD Russell Medical Center has received $65,930 from the federal government to boost staff and help people enroll in health care coverage.

The medical center is one of 19 Maine health centers that received $1.4 million in grants announced by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Wednesday. The DFD Russell Medical Center has facilities in Leeds, Turner and Monmouth.

The other health centers in Maine to receive the grants are:

* Bucksport Regional Health Center, Bucksport, $83,904

* Eastport Health Care Inc., Eastport, $68,878

* Fish River Rural Health, Eagle Lake, $62,234

* Harrington Family Health Center Inc., Harrington, $67,976

* Health Access Network Inc., Lincoln, $81,891

* Healthreach Community Health Centers, Waterville, $103,176

* Islands Community Medical Services Inc., Vinalhaven, $61,607

* Katahdin Valley Health Center, Patten, $77,480

* Maine Migrant Health Programs Inc., Augusta, $61,600

* Penobscot Community Health Center Inc., Bangor, $121,200

* Pines Health Services, Caribou, $68,548

* Portland Community Health Center, Portland, $73,003

* Portland Main, City Of, Portland, $74,433

* Regional Medical Center At Lubec Me Inc., Lubec, $64,093

* Sacopee Valley Health Center, Parsonsfield, $71,000

* Sebasticook Family Doctors, Newport, $62,157

* St. Croix Regional Family Health Center, Princeton, $71,188

* York County Community Action Corporation, Sanford, $65,325

About $150 million in grants will be given out nationwide. It’s part of the administration’s effort to ease the enrollment process when the previously uninsured seek coverage under the Affordable Care Act beginning Jan. 1.

The department said the Maine health centers will be able to hire 25 more workers to help more than 18,000 people find health insurance coverage. Mainers can go to the health centers to learn about their coverage options under new health care exchange, like Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.


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