Clinic Celebrates National Health Center Week

Published 08/13 2014 10:18PM

Updated 08/13 2014 11:44PM

It's National Health Center Week and a facility in Terre Haute is celebrating some big changes.

The Wabash Valley Health Center located at 1436 Locust Street held an open house Wednesday night.

The center was a people's clinic for 17 years, but recently became a federally qualified health center.

Their board of directors also invested in major renovations to the facility. They doubled their capacity with five new exam rooms.

Officials say the changes will improve patient privacy, workflow and efficiency.

The clinic serves patients of all ages and won't turn away patients who are unable to pay.

"Our role is to be that safety net for other medical providers and the hospitals in the community. We really target those folks that are uninsured or under-served, and we're here for them to have a place to go to receive their medical care, their dental care, where otherwise they may have difficulty receiving services," says Charlie Welker, the CEO of the Wabash Valley Health Center.

The center will charge for services on a sliding fee scale for the uninsured.

They're open from 8 P.M. to 5 P.M., Monday through Friday.

For more information call 812-232-7447 or visit their website.

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