NORFOLK, Va. – The Hampton Roads Community Health Center has been awarded a $15,000 grant from Hampton Roads Community Foundation’s COVID-19 recovery grant. The money will go toward buying equipment and paying for additional hours from their mental healthcare professionals.
The Hampton Roads Community Health Center has five locations: one in Portsmouth and four in Norfolk. They are a federally funded, non-profit organization. They see those in need, regardless of insurance, for both physical needs and mental health care.
Erica Johnson, the Chief Operating Officer, says “Since COVID, there's a noted increase in stress and anxiety, and we're also seeing an increase in the amount of professors and teachers that we're seeing.”
The health centers offer a variety of physical and mental care including dental. Johnson adds that she’s proud of the way they’ve adapted to meet the needs of the community.
"I think being able to shift the delivery of care from just being a primary in-house service to also having the virtual platform and just as effective in terms of being able to offer the service to patients, is what's making us extremely relevant and needed during these times," said Johnson.
The Hampton Roads Community Health offers COVID-19 screenings as well as free flu shots.
Call 757-393-6363 or visit www.hrchc.org for more information.