Reaching children and families who are eligible for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can be particularly challenging in rural areas of the country. But in Whitesburg, Kentucky, Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation (MCHC) is working within rural communities to help families enroll in and access health care. MCHC is one of the largest rural health centers in the country. They serve more than 30,000 patients each year across multiple locations and are a member of the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC). NACHC supports community-based health centers, like MCHC, and is helping to increase access to health care for the medically underserved and uninsured.
Blood Lead Screenings Available for Families
Did you know that higher blood lead levels are more prevalent among children from racial and ethnic minority groups and children from low-income households? Help inform families that Medicaid and CHIP cover blood lead screening tests for children. Get more information here to share in your community: CDC - Blood Lead Levels in Children.