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Offices Closed Labor Day

Labor Day - Offices Closed

All of our offices including Family Medical Care & Women’s Health and Family Care Pharmacy will be closed this Monday, September 1, 2014 in observance of Labor Day. Wishing all of you a fun, safe holiday!

CHANGE, Inc. Assisting Veterans

CHANGE, Inc. is pleased to announce that The Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability and Transparency Act of 2014, which was signed on August 7th by President Obama, states that Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), along with a few other entities, are now qualified providers for veteran health care services.   The act was created to help veterans get off the waiting lists for medical care and prevent them from being denied care that they had earned.

“Area veterans can now utilize CHANGE, Inc.’s Family Medical Care Community Health Center (FMC), at 3136 West St., Weirton or 200 Luray Drive, Wintersville,” stated Judy Raveaux, CEO of CHANGE, Inc., “to receive health care services in a timely manner and much closer to home.” Family Medical Care provides family health, women’s health, dental care, and mental health services to patients throughout the Ohio Valley area.

Mrs. Raveaux also stated that the agency administers the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, which is designed to improve the housing stability of very low-income Veteran families, by assisting families transitioning from homelessness to permanent housing and/or preventing at-risk families from becoming homeless.  Assistance for veterans include health care, daily living, childcare, transportation, temporary financial, fiduciary and payee services, legal services and personal financial planning services.

For more information about the Community Health Center or CHANGE, Inc.’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, call 304-797-7733 or visit www.changeinc.org.

Representative from Senator Manchin’s Office Visits CHANGE, Inc.

Mary Jo Guidi, a representative from Senator Joe Manchin’s office, visited Family Medical Care Community Health Center in honor of National Health Center Week (#NHCW2014) on Tuesday, August 12th. Pictured left is Guidi speaking with Manuel Ballas, Medical Director of Family Medical Care & Women’s Health and on the right, John McKenna, Pharmacist of Family Care Pharmacy, regarding the barriers to care that we are seeing in our communities.

Mary Jo Guidi, Rep. from Senator Manchin's office, with Dr. Manuel Ballas.Mary Jo Guidi - John McKenna

4th Annual Passport to Health Fair Deemed a Success

CHANGE, Inc. & DaVita Dialysis sponsored the fourth annual Passport to Health Wellness Fair at the Serbian American Cultural Center on Wednesday, August 6th. With over fifty health and wellness vendors present along with a few hundred in attendance, it contributed to one of the best health fairs yet. The Passport to Health Wellness Fair was able to distribute a variety of health information and provide free or low-cost testing for the local community.

Passport to Health Wellness Fair 2014Judy Raveaux, CEO at CHANGE, Inc., along with a small committee of CHANGE, Inc. and DaVita Dialysis staff, organized and facilitated the event and was happy with the turnout. “Partnerships are what it is all about,” says Mrs. Raveaux, “and the fact we had over 50 vendors throughout the Ohio Valley under one roof, many who our providers refer to on a daily basis, always makes for a successful event.”

Family Medical Care staff administered EKG’s, 3D Fetal Sonograms, and complete blood testing, DaVita Dialysis performed kidney screenings, and various other health professionals provided their medical services and expertise to encourage our community to stay healthy.

For more information about this event or services that CHANGE, Inc. provides, contact Judy Raveaux at 304-797-7733 or browse our website!

Dr. Tuttle Joins FMC Dental Team

In early June, CHANGE, Inc. welcomed a new dentist, Dr. Kody Tuttle, to the Family Medical Care Community Health Center’s Oral Health Center.  Dr. Tuttle received his doctorate in dental surgery from West Virginia University. Currently, he is a member of the Wheeling Area Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Laser Certified as recognized by the Academy of Laser Dentistry.

Dr. Tuttle practices out of the 3136 West Street, Weirton, WV location during regular office hours Monday through Friday from 8:00AM to 3:00PM and Saturday hours are now available.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with Family Medical Care Community Health Center’s Oral Health Center, please call 304-748-2828 or visit our Dental page.

Dr Tuttle - Welcomed to Oral Health Center