NEKCA, NEKLS to open medical office in Canaan

CANAAN - By late winter, residents in the Canaan area, one of the most rural areas of the state, will have a medical clinic in their community.Indian Stream Health Center in Colebrook, NH, plans to open a satellite medical office at Canaan’s Northeast Kingdom Community Action (NEKCA) building as soon as March 2014. Indian Stream Health Center obtained a federal grant of $456,793 from Sen. Bernie Sanders to open the clinic.“This is great,” said Joe Patrissi, NEKCA executive director of the partnership between the two entities. “It means low-income people will have access to health care.”The announcement of the clinic opening comes several months after the Vermont Department of Health named Essex County as the highest risk area of the state as far as health is concerned. Essex County is also known as having one of the highest poverty rates in the state.Please see the Newport Daily Express Tuesday for the complete story.