dental hygienistWest Sacramento, Calif. — Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) approved a $2.8 million loan to Eastern Plumas Health Care District (EPHCD) to expand the Portola Medical Clinic.

The loan will fund an addition to the clinic to expand behavioral health services. The existing clinic will also be remodeled. EPHCD provides mental and dental services in three Sierra Valley communities, Portola, Loyalton and Graeagle. EPHCD provides a full range of medical services to remote rural communities including a nine-bed acute care hospital, 24-hour ambulance service, four medical clinics, two dental clinics and two skilled nursing facilities.

Founded in 1978, RCAC provides training, technical and financial resources and advocacy so rural communities can achieve their goals and visions. RCAC serves rural communities in 13 western states and western Pacific islands. Services are available to communities with populations of fewer than 50,000, other nonprofit groups, Tribal organizations, farmworkers, colonias and other specific populations. RCAC staff provides direct services in collaboration with local and community partnerships in three program areas: affordable housing, environmental services, and lending. RCAC provides loans, including small business loans, technical and economic development assistance to rural communities and nonprofit organizations in its service region. To find out more about RCAC’s Loan Fund products, visit our Programs & Services page.

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