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Officials In Vegas Mark Opening Of Health Clinic

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials are marking the opening of a new community health center offering care on a sliding fee scale for low-income and uninsured patients in the West Las Vegas neighborhood.

Federal funds helped build the Nevada Health Centers Inc. facility in the Enterprise Park area, and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services regional chief Herb Schultz is due to take part in a Monday ceremony.

Administrators say they expect to treat more than 11,000 patients a year at the new facility off Martin Luther King Boulevard near Lake Mead Boulevard.

They’ll get immunizations, minor surgeries, prenatal and newborn care, gynecological procedures, and treatment for chronic and acute illnesses.

Nevada Health Centers operates six health clinics in Clark County and 19 in Nevada.

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