Federal resources will support COVID-19 testing for health care workers and first responders in Sussex and Warren Counties
On April 9, 2020, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5) announced that Zufall Health Center locations in Newton and Hackettstown will receive federal investment from the bipartisan CARES Act rescue and relief package to support their ongoing work in telehealth, COVID-19 testing for health care workers and first responders, and community care.
Zufall Health Center, Inc. in New Jersey will receive $1.7 million in federal investment from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to further support their health center locations’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“One of my top priorities throughout this crisis has been working to ensure our front-line medical workers, health centers, hospitals, and first responders in each county in the Fifth District have the supplies, resources, and full support they need to do their jobs safely and effectively. This federal investment going to Newton and Hackettstown community health centers, in Sussex and Warren Counties respectively, will help boost care for patients and get health care workers and first responders tested as they continue battling this crisis,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (NJ-5). “The bipartisan CARES Act rescue and relief package, which passed Congress and was recently signed into law by President Trump, includes significant federal dollars and resources for Warren and Sussex Counties. Both Sussex and Warren qualify for hundreds of millions of dollars in direct relief and support — including dollars that are literally going out the door this week.”
“We are most grateful for the support of our Congressional representatives in securing this critical funding that will help to keep our doors open over the next few months so we can continue to deliver vital services in response to the COVID-19 crisis,” said Eva Turbiner, President and Chief Executive Officer of Zufall Health Center. “Faced with sudden, decreasing revenue, reduced staff, and the vastly increased costs of providing a safe environment for our patients and staff, we are especially grateful that these funds will make sure that we will be here for the underserved communities of color who are suffering disproportionately during this pandemic.”
Zufall Health Center, Inc. serves patients throughout New Jersey, including in Warren and Sussex Counties, and is a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC). Zufall is a not-for-profit health center that helps support vulnerable New Jersey populations, those whose incomes fall below the federal poverty guidelines, the uninsured, and Medicaid and Medicare recipients.