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11:14 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Las Cruces Clinic Gets $500,000 Grant

La Clinica de Familia in Las Cruces
La Clinica de Familia in Las Cruces

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A health clinic in Las Cruces is getting a half-million-dollar grant to expand into the border community of Santa Teresa.

U.S. Senator Tom Udall announced Wednesday that La Clinica de Familia will receive a two-year, $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to build a new health center next to Santa Teresa High School and strengthen its existing school-based health services. The funding comes from capital project outlays under the Affordable Care Act.

The clinic offers medical, mental health and dental services in southern New Mexico.

The expanded health center is expected to open sometime in the 2013-2014 school year.