Northland Health Centers Announces New Community Health Center for Bismarck-Mandan

December 20, 2016 - Northland Community Health Centers is very pleased to announce a new community health center delivery site for the Bismarck-Mandan area. Discussions for Bismarck’s latest health care facility have been ongoing for several years.

The Northland Community Health Center expansion will be funded through a New Access Point (NAP) Grant that received many letters of support for need as the project matured. NAP funding, through the Health Resources and Services Administration, supports comprehensive primary health care services in areas that impact the underserved communities and vulnerable populations. The funding provides operational support for new delivery sites such as the one scheduled for Bismarck-Mandan.  This marks the third New Access Point Grant that Northland has received.

“The expansion of Northland Health Centers into Bismarck has been a goal of ours and our Board of Directors since 2012,” said Northland CEO Patrick Butler (pictured right). “We are honored to be recipients of this NAP grant that will allow us to provide much needed services in the North Dakota Capitol. Bill Patrie, Retired Executive Director of the Common Enterprise Development Corporation; Cheryl Kary, Executive Director of the Sacred Pipe Resource Center; and Fred Larson of the Wilson Health Cooperative are just a few of the unsung heroes in this community that helped us make this happen.”

For over 50 years, the national network of health centers, like Northland, has provided high-quality, affordable primary and preventive care, as well as dental, mental health and pharmacy services. Also known as Federally-Qualified Health Centers, they are located in areas where care is needed but scarce, and improve access to care for millions of Americans regardless of their insurance status or ability to pay. Their costs of care rank among the lowest, and they reduce the need for more expensive hospital-based and specialty care, saving billions of dollars for taxpayers. Currently, over 1,300 health centers deliver care through over 9,000 service delivery sites in every state and territory.

 Northland Community Health Center of Bismarck-Mandan will open in April 2017.  The center will provide primary and preventive care, behavioral health services as well as a walk-in clinic.