James D. Bernstein Community Health Center.

More than $3.1 million in COVID-relief funding is beginning to flow to 19 free and charitable clinics in eastern North Carolina that provide primary care, behavioral, dental and other health care services to uninsured and underserved residents.

The money is part of a $15 million appropriation approved by the N.C. General Assembly late last year to help member clinics of the North Carolina Association of Free & Charitable Clinics (NCAFCC) meet increasing needs, higher costs and other challenges posed by the pandemic.

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