The Wewahitchka Medical Center hosted a day of service to the community last Friday with a Health Fair that welcomed over 50 seniors.


The Wewahitchka Medical Center hosted a day of service to the community last Friday with a Health Fair that welcomed over 50 seniors.



There were 18 vendors on-site that offered free services that included blood pressure, pulse oxygen, body mass, vision and hearing screenings. Attendees met with medical providers, nurses and medical assistants to collect information and answer questions.



Immediately following, WMC held a separate Health Fair for families and children. Fully stocked school supply bags were given to 150 attendees that included crayons, pencils, pens a notebook, folder eraser, glue stick and ruler.



Gulf County EMS, and Wewahitchka Search and Rescue and Volunteer Fire Department were on-hand with a fire truck for the kids to explore.



Refreshments for the event were provided by Emerald Coast Credit Union and Panama City Open MRI.



The Wewahitchka Medical Center has teamed with Rich’s IGA to give away a prepaid gas card each month for the next six months.



Everyone is welcome to stop by the medical center to enter the free raffle. Entrants do not need to be patients of the clinic. The winner of July’s gas card was Tim Morrill, Sr.



The Wewahitchka Medical Center is a Federally Qualified Health Care Center that has operated for 35 years. The center accepts most insurance, Medicaid, Medicare and has a sliding fee scale for patients without insurance.



Providers at the center include Ann Rubin, PA-C, a five-year team member, and Dr. Angel Cortes, who was hired in April of this year.



The Wewahitchka Medical Center offers same day appointments, overnight lab work and is currently seeking a licensed clinical social worker in order to offer mental health services to the community.