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CHAD ABSHIRE


Staff Writer


Southern West Virginia Health System, a Lincoln Primary Care Center company, will be hosting a free health fair on April 30, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. in celebration of the grand opening of its newly-constructed family health center in Delbarton.


According to a press release, the free health services that the health center will offer at its grand opening day will include: blood pressure, blood sugar and Black Lung screenings, along with camp physicals.


Refreshments and door prizes will also be available.


“We are pleased to finalize the construction of our Delbarton health center and look forward to becoming an active part of this community’s good health,” Brian Crist, Lincoln Primary Care Center and Southern West Virginia Health System CEO, said. “Southern West Virginia Health System - Delbarton represents the opening of our thirteenth location and is another important step in our goal of improving access to quality, affordable primary care to the people of southern West Virginia.”


Southern West Virginia Health System - Delbarton, located at 5027 Helena Ave., will be open by appointment beginning April 30 every Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. with family medicine and family planning services being offered by Delbarton native and board certified family physician, Ladonna Wolfe, DO.


On an interim basis, Dr. Wolfe will also accept walk-in patients.


“As a physician who has worked in another part of the state for several years, it’s exciting for me to return home and build a practice here,” Wolfe said. “I look forward to offering the families of Delbarton and its surrounding communities caring, compassionate and affordable care.”


Affordable care is an important part of Southern West Virginia Health System’s mission, the release stated.


“Its Delbarton operation holds distinction as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), and as such, it ensures the availability of healthcare services to all, regardless of a patient’s insurance status or ability to pay,” the release stated.


Patients will be offered a wide selection of payment options, including acceptance of private insurance, Medicaid, Medicare, WVCHIP and West Virginia CONNECT. Qualified patients will also be eligible to receive discounted health services through the organization’s Sliding Fee Program and will have access to the West Virginia Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program and the Vaccine for Children program.


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