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Legislators Announce $500,000 to Berks Community Health Center

Sep 13, 2018 • by Office of Senator Judy Schwank
Public Health

READING – Gov. Tom Wolf approved $500,000 in grant funds from Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP) for The Berks Community Health Center to open a new location in Northeast Reading, State Sen. Judy Schwank (D-Berks) State Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-126th District) and State Rep. Tom Caltagirone (D-127th District) announced.

The Health Center will be located in a portion of the former Giant Food Store at 1100 Rockland Street in Reading and will offer a multitude of services, including medical, dental, pediatric, podiatry, vision, behavioral health and more.

“This state funding represents an important investment in the health and well-being of the residents of Reading and Berks County,” Schwank said. “I’m grateful to Gov. Wolf for recognizing the importance of this project to Berks County.”

“The RACP funding for this new project at Rockland Plaza will not only positively impact Reading, but Berks County with 85 new full-time, permanent jobs and real estate tax revenues,” Rozzi said.

“The Berks Community Health Center has served thousands of patients in Reading. This new location will allow more patients access to coordinated, comprehensive medical care for additional underserved and under-insured, low-income populations of Reading,” Caltagirone said.

RACP is a commonwealth grant program administered by the Office of the Budget for the acquisition and construction of regional economic, cultural, civic, recreational, and historical improvement projects.

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