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Lowell opens emergency shelter for homeless

“The City of Lowell has opened at emergency shelter in the gym of the Stoklosa Middle School with the goal of helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 among the city’s homeless population. The shelter will provide housing to homeless individuals who are asymptomatic but who have been exposed to those who have tested positive for COVID-19. No one who has tested positive will be admitted to the site.”

Funding boosts health of vital Gateway City health centers

“Community health centers that also serve on the front lines by tending to the neediest of our population have likewise absorbed a significant financial blow as a result of this ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Like smaller and larger urban hospitals, they too have seen revenues go into free-fall with the cancellation of most appointments and elective procedures.”

Community health centers receive $3.5 million in federal relief

“Three community health centers — including the Lowell Community Health Center and Community Health Connections in Fitchburg — will receive over $1 million each in federal coronavirus relief funding, U.S Rep. Lori Trahan announced Wednesday. Both the Lowell and Fitchburg health centers have faced significant revenue losses amid the pandemic as a result of canceled elective appointments and procedures.”

NYT reports on financial struggles of CHC's due to COVID-19

“Providers of health care in the nation’s poorest neighborhoods are used to toiling below the radar, treating chronic diseases and other ravages of poverty in places many Americans never see. But the spillover effects of the coronavirus, in cutting off routine procedures and checkups that are the day-to-day rhythm of medical economics, are hitting this sector hard too, with layoffs, furloughs and fears that a system of government-supported clinics dating back to the War on Poverty could collapse.”

Covid19 (Coronavirus) Updates

At Lowell CHC, we are committed to keeping our patients up to date on the latest news related to Covid19 (Coronavirus). We will continue to update our community as new information becomes available. For recommendations on what you can do to protect your health and the health of our community, and important guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visit our landing page.

Lowell CHC Employee Honored at MLK Day Event

On Monday, January 20th, Lowell CHC Director of Health Promotion & Education Mercy Anampiu was presented with Middlesex Community College Foundation’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Living the Dream Award. The Award is given to an individual who performs exemplary deeds of service in the City of Lowell; helps individuals and community through extraordinary acts; promotes peace, unity and diversity; and, makes efforts to combat long term, persistent problems that impact the community. 

Lowell Community Health Center Marks 50 Years

“Community health centers like LCHC are driven by community empowerment, engagement and meeting community needs in the face of changing circumstances in health care delivery, insurance, state and national policy and other forces at play, said CEO Susan West Levine. ‘At our core, for the last 50 years, we have made sure that this health center has been here to address the specific and unique needs of our community, regardless and in response to all of those forces,’ West Levine said….”

Lowell CHC Awarded Grant from GLHA

The Greater Lowell Health Alliance revealed the findings of its latest Community Health Needs Assessment, emphasizing five key priorities: mental health, substance addiction, alcohol abuse, cancer and nutrition. To address these areas and more, the organization issued 12 grants totaling $185,000 to local health, housing and education organizations — including a $25k grant for Lowell CHC’s Community Health Education Center (CHEC).