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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Two local community health centers received federal grants totaling more than $1.2 million Wednesday to help expand their patient services.

Southside United Health and Wellness Center, based at 3009-A Waughtown St., will receive $650,000 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through the federal Affordable Care Act.

High Country Community Health, which has offices in Boone and Linville, will receive $608,333. High Country officials could not be reached for comment.

The groups are expected to get the funding in July.

Southside provides care at a reduced cost, typically $25 for an appointment. It has a full-time staff of four, which includes a doctor. Wake Forest and Winston-Salem State universities and the Forsyth County Health Department also provide services to Southside.

This article was written by Richard Craver and originally published by The Winston-Salem Journal. Click here to read the full story.