RICHLAND, Wash. - Tri-Cities Community Health continues to expand their reach in our community, this time opening another new clinic in Richland.
The organization held a grand opening for their new Richland clinic Thursday morning and dozens turned out for the ribbon cutting. Tri-Cities Community Health treats both under-served and under-insured people in our area.
CEO Al Cordova tells NBC Right Now Richland is often seen as a more affluent community but there is still a need for the clinic there.
"We did a demographic study and what we discovered was there are about 40,000 persons in the Richland and rural areas that are under the 200% federal poverty level," said Tri-Cities Community Health CEO, Al Cordova.
Cordova says of that number 22,000 are at the 100 percent poverty level or below, including more than 7,000 children.
The new clinic is located at 829 Goethals Drive, near several other medical buildings and a Ben-Franklin Transit stop.