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Western Wayne Family Health Center -- Taylor Dedication Ceremony Marks Important Step in Providing Healthcare to Underinsured and Uninsured
Date:7/27/2009

TAYLOR, Mich., July 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Community leaders including Senator Debbie Stabenow and Taylor Mayor Cameron Priebe gathered this morning to celebrate the official dedication of the Western Wayne Family Health Center Taylor (WWFHC) -- the second federally qualified healthcare center in western Wayne County. This new Center comes as the result of a partnership between the Wayne County Health Department, Oakwood Healthcare, Community Care Services and the City of Taylor.

The WWFHC Taylor, located at 26650 Eureka Road in Taylor, will provide primary and obstetrical care, mental health services, dental and pharmaceutical services to uninsured, underinsured and all other residents of any age seeking healthcare. The facility will be adjacent to the Oakwood Taylor Teen Center. Medicare, Medicaid and most other insurances will be accepted at the WWFHC. This expansion is the result of funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to create and expand access to comprehensive primary healthcare services across the country.

The first federally qualified healthcare center in western Wayne county opened in the city of Inkster in 2007 and has seen almost 13,000 people for primary medical care. The demand for services has grown steadily, making the time right for a second location.

As part of the federal stimulus package, the government has approved $1.3 million to support the operations of the WWFHC -- Taylor for two years, including capital expenses, medical equipment, technology and any other costs associated with the facility.

"The need is so tremendous all over the county. This facility will have an immediate effect on everyone in the community," said Pete Bergeron, president of the WWFHC board of directors. "Our hope is for the Center to become a pillar for the Taylor community."

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