Hassan visits Health Care for the Homeless

Courtesy photo U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., on Tuesday visits with officials at Health Care for the Homeless Manchester.

MANCHESTER – U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., on Tuesday marked National Health Center Week by visiting Health Care for the Homeless Manchester.

She highlighted the role community health centers play in promoting the well-being of Granite Staters and building a stronger, healthier New Hampshire. The senator was joined by leadership from the Catholic Medical Center and New Horizons, clinical and administrative staff, as well as local health care workers.

The facility provides primary care, with the goal of meeting the the health needs of homeless individuals and families in Manchester. Clinic services include primary medical care, mental health care, addiction counseling, nurse case management, health education, social services. It also provides assistance with programs such as food stamps, Medicaid and disability applications.

“Community health centers like Health Care for the Homeless Manchester play a vital role in communities across New Hampshire, promoting the well-being of our state and people, and expanding the reach of primary and preventative care,” Hassan said. “I am grateful for the efforts of the hard-working medical and administrative staff at HCH to support some of our most vulnerable citizens, including those struggling with substance misuse.”

Ensuring residents have quality, affordable health care is a top priority for Hassan, she said.