NEW Health Charlestown recipient of Boston Resiliency Fund
The Boston Resiliency Fund recently awarded NEW Health Charlestown, located at 15 Tufts St, a $60,000 grant.
The grant will help NEW Health Charlestown open their COVID-19 testing site located right behind the health center. As a recipient of federal funds and part of the nation’s network of 1,600 community health centers in 15,000 communities across America, NEW health is the public health arm of the federal government. Since opening in 2015, the health center has been providing care to thousands of Charlestown residents through primary care, behavioral health, addiction services, dental and vision. The new testing site will offer residents of Charlestown who have at least 1 symptom of COVID-19 to get tested after a referral from their primary care provider. The Charlestown testing site will also be open to residents of the North End with at least 1 symptom and a referral from their primary care provider.
The Fund was created by Mayor Marty Walsh, who coordinates the City’s fundraising and philanthropic efforts, to provide essential services to Boston residents whose health and wellbeing are most immediately impacted by COVID-19 and to assist first responders and critical care providers.
“These resources will help us buy the necessary equipment and supplies as well as paying some salaries of our workers as we establish and promote our testing capability,” said NEW Health Charlestown CEO, Jim Luisi. He expects the site to be open soon. Look for details.