Three clinics receive state grants

Three El Paso County health care providers will receive a share of nearly $17 million from the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing to help serve people without insurance.

Mission Medical Clinic, Peak Vista Community Health Centers and Set Family Medical Clinics will receive money from the Primary Care Fund, established from an increase in Colorado’s tobacco tax. The fund supports infrastructure improvements and provides health services to people without health insurance who are not eligible for state or federal programs.

Mission will receive $42,180; Peak Vista will get $1.6 million and Set will receive $176,812.

“Since the first grant award, we have been able to increase the number of people served by 30 percent,” said Dave Meyers, president and CEO of the Metro Community Provider Network. “There are a significant number of people receiving health care who would otherwise not have access were it not for the Primary Care Fund.”