Area Counties Receive Grant for Pennyroyal Healthcare Services
Residents in Caldwell, Crittenden, Lyon and Trigg Counties will be seeing an increase in available health care services thanks to an $800,000 grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration to Pennyroyal Healthcare Services. The grant was part of a $150-million effort nationwide to extend health care services into rural and underserved regions of the country.
Pennyroyal Healthcare Services is a corporation formed by the Pennyroyal Center to oversee it’s Primary Health Care services. PHS board member David Ptaszek says, “This grant will provide a wonderful opportunity to expand primary care and behavioral health care to citizens in the entire western area of our principal service region. This award is truly a blessing for the underserved persons in our communities.”
Under terms of the grant, Pennyroyal Health Care services has 120 days in which to begin offering services. Ptaszek says the board is currently finalizing plans for implementing services and will begin to search immediately for administrative staff along with medical and support staff.
The initial site for Pennyroyal Health Services will be in Princeton, but outreach services will include Crittenden, Lyon and Trigg counties.
The Pennyroyal Center is a private, not-for-profit organization serving eight Western Kentucky counties and Fort Campbell with a full range of behavioral health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services.