The Fallbrook Regional Health District board at the regular board meeting on June 14 approved $858,721.35 in affordable public health services for 16 applicant agencies providing 21 programs, accounting for a 35 percent increase - or $224,413 more in public health services over last year.
The no-cost health services will benefit about 75,000 low- and fixed-income patients facing the area's top health concerns, including cancer, diabetes and hypertension. The voter-approved special district collects roughly $1.6 million annually to cover health care provider shortages, uninsured Californians, low-income patients and underserved populations.
Since the closure of the Fallbrook Hospital, the district carried about $200,000 in annual costs to maintain the building as it sought a buyer. With the sale of the property to Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc. to build the Fallbrook Healing Center, the district could offer greater health service coverage for the district’s communities of Bonsall, De Luz, Fallbrook and Rainbow.
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