Westside Family Healthcare, a community health center, will begin operations in central and southern Delaware this week.
Westside plans to serve western Sussex County as well as Kent County at a temporary location, the James W. Williams State Service Center, 805 River Road in Dover until August 1st. It will then operate out of its Dover Health Center. Westside’s expansion comes as Delmarva Rural Ministries recently closed its Kent County health center. Residents interested in more information or scheduling appointments may call 302-678-4622.
Delaware’s congressional delegation praised the news that gaps in patient care will be minimized. Senator Chris Coons said “community health centers are essential to providing primary and preventive care access to underserved people up and down the First State.” Meanwhile, Senator Tom Carper said “I appreciate all of the hard work that our federally qualified health centers like Westside Family Healthcare, La Red Health Center and Henrietta Johnson Medical Center do to provide much needed health care. Congressman John Carney, who chaired the Delaware Healthcare Commission, said he is “confident that their services will significantly increase the quality and access to care in the area.”