Sacred Heart to reopen Wewahitchka medical center in September

Published: Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 09:50 AM.

The core services offered by the Health Department when the facility reopens will not change, she said, and they would continue to provide dental, birth certificates, WIC, Healthy Start, tobacco prevention and school health.

Nurse practitioners will be staffed 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. CT on weekdays.

Immunizations will be available the first and third Friday of each month and volunteer family planning will be offered the first Tuesday.

Hall said that the medical center would mark the 22nd Sacred Heart-established facility and reminded those in attendance that SHH is ranked in the top 1 percent in patient experience nationwide.

He said that Sacred Heart’s Charity Care would be open to those who qualify at the medical center, a program that to-date had provided “$4 million dollars in compensated care.”

Dr. Angel Cortes from Tallahassee and Physician’s Assistant, Ann Rubin were hired as medical providers for the center, which will double the capacity to serve the local population.

Sacred Heart will offer same-day appointments and overnight lab work, though mental health services are on pause until a licensed clinical social worker can hired.

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