“This is great news for public health in Pennsylvania and in our region,” Causer said. “These health centers play a vital role in offering preventive care to adults and children alike.”
According to department officials, the reopening date and other logistics have not yet been finalized.
Health centers in 16 counties were closed in 2013 as a budget-cutting measure. However, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled late last year the Commonwealth could not close any of the 60 state health centers.
“I am very pleased our local center and others serving rural Pennsylvania will soon reopen and resume providing much-needed services to our citizens,” Causer said.