El Centro de Corazón has received a $50,000 grant from Direct Relief, in partnership with the National Association of Community Health Centers. The funding received will support our services in Houston’s East End, allowing us to cover expenses incurred by the impact of COVID-19 and purchase necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect our healthcare workers while testing and treating patients.

Amid the outbreak, El Centro has remained steadfast in its focus and commitment to the health and safety of its patients and community. With its four health centers open to caring for the medically vulnerable, El Centro ensures ongoing and continuing primary and preventive health care for low-income children, adults, and families. El Centro has implemented medical and behavioral telehealth services to safely treat patients and minimize the risk of coronavirus exposure and is currently offering COVID-19 testing at its Eastwood Health Center. Furthermore, El Centro is addressing non-clinical issues that impact the health of its patients and their families during this challenging time, such as providing emergency supplies of food, baby food, formula, and diapers for those in need.

We are thankful for the support from Direct Relief and NACHC and for their recognition of the continued need as we confront COVID-19 and care for our community.