Oklahoma’s Third District Community Health Centers Receive $228,272 to Fight COVID-19

Mar 24, 2020
Health Care

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) awarded $228,272 to four community health centers located in Oklahoma’s Third Congressional District:

“Community health centers provide critical care to those who call rural Oklahoma home, and during the coronavirus outbreak they have a vital role to play. In times of crises, our community health centers face an overbearing challenge to provide adequate care due to the increase of patients they receive, and additional federal resources are the saving grace for many of them.

 The distribution of $228,272 in funds to centers across Western Oklahoma will provide much-needed support for testing, buying supplies, and expanding use of telehealth. I thank the Trump Administration and Secretary Alex Azar for acting swiftly to address the concerns of our communities. As Oklahoma continues to combat the spread of the coronavirus, I will continue to work to ensure the needs of our rural communities are met and are a part of every conversation as Congress and the Administration continue to provide federal relief to impacted communities.”


This funding is provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, which Congressman Frank Lucas supported.

Third District Community Health Centers receiving funding include:

Fairfax Medical Facilities, Fairfax- $56,896

Great Salt Plains Health Center, Cherokee- $61,777

Panhandle Counseling and Health Center, Guymon- $53,783

Shortgrass Community Health Center, Hollis- $55,843


Recent Posts

Feb 21, 2024

Lucas Stands Up for Oklahoma Beef Producers

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-03) joined an effort to halt the Biden Administration’s rule allowing for the importation of fresh Paraguayan beef, which has historically been affected by the viral foot-and-mouth disease. The USDA’s most recent inspection of cattle in Paraguay was nearly a decade ago.  Congressman Lucas (OK-03) joined Rep. Ronny Jackson’s (TX-13) joint resolution […]

Feb 20, 2024

Lucas: USDA fails to deliver support to Oklahoma farmers.

Washington, DC – At today’s House Agriculture Committee hearing, Congressman Lucas questioned Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack over the Biden Administration’s failed Emergency Relief Program (ERP). Congressman Lucas noted that producers in Oklahoma were feeling the negative affects of the ERP 2022 program. Secretary Vilsack questioned this claim, prompting Congressman Lucas to defend his constituents. Click here or […]

Feb 6, 2024

Secretary Yellen Dodges Basel Endgame Questioning

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Lucas followed up with Secretary Yellen on whether Treasury has discussed the impact of the Basel Endgame proposal with the Federal Reserve. When asked a straightforward question on the detrimental impact of the proposal, Secretary Yellen had no answer. February 6, 2024 Lucas: “Are you concerned that the proposal will undermine the […]