The Ames Primary Health Center opened Jan. 9 and served five patients on the first day, according to Rachel Adams, operations director.

Located temporarily at 1202 Duff, the Ames facility has a team of professionals providing health care and supportive services for vulnerable populations, including uninsured people, Medicaid recipients, people who are homeless and non-English speakers.

Establishing the Ames clinic was made possible by a federal grant from U. S. Department of Health and Human Services and through the generous support of Story County Community Foundation, Mary Greeley Medical Center, United Way of Story County, First National Bank, McFarland Clinic and other community groups.

The Community Foundation administers the State of Iowa’s county endowment program, which was the source of the grant to Primary Health Care.