FamilyCare Health Centers has spent much of 2023 expanding to communities throughout the southern portion of the state to offer full-range care for every member of the family.
In January, FamilyCare held grand openings for a newly renovated pediatric center and a new walk-in center known as ConvenientCare, located in Hurricane.
The pediatric site, occupied by FamilyCare for decades as the organization’s original birth center, was recently updated and is now home to two board-certified pediatric healthcare providers, trained medical assistants, and support staff.
“The site is designed to meet the needs of babies, children, and teens, providing a wide range of comprehensive care,” said Mary Bailey, MD, the pediatric clinical lead at FamilyCare Health Centers. “Our team is delighted to meet the needs of our patients. Our new office offers separate waiting rooms for children that are healthy and children that are sick. We’ve really thought of everything to provide the best care for our visitors.”
ConvenientCare, located in Fruth Pharmacy in Hurricane, is FamilyCare Health Center’s new brand of immediate care services. The site is designed to meet urgent medical needs, such as colds, sore throats, COVID testing and vaccines, flu, infections, and more.
“Fruth Pharmacy is excited to be partnering with FamilyCare to bring affordable, convenient care to our community,” said Lynne Fruth, president, and chairman of Fruth Pharmacy. “FamilyCare has been providing health services in Putnam County for many years, and this clinic will meet the needs of patients needing walk-in care and those without a medical home.”
In addition to the Hurricane location, FamilyCare will soon rebrand its urgent care site in St. Albans as a ConvenientCare location.
In February, FamilyCare opened a new site in Marmet to serve patients in eastern Kanawha County. Both adult and pediatric health services, including sick visits, regular check-ups, and health screenings, will be provided at the Marmet location.
“We are so pleased to welcome FamilyCare to Marmet. Our citizens have long been without health care services in town, and FamilyCare more than fills the void,” said David Fontalbert, Mayor of Marmet. “We are honored to be selected as the newest location for FamilyCare and are delighted that our community will now have easy access to adult and pediatric health care services.”
Additionally in March, FamilyCare welcomed ophthalmology patients of Nicole Rashid, MD, in South Charleston. While Dr. Rashid has been in practice for decades, ophthalmology is a new service offered by FamilyCare. Patients of Dr. Rashid will continue to visit her at the site located in South Charleston, and new patients will be welcome to FamilyCare’s Ophthalmology and Vision Center.
And most recently in July, an OB/GYN practice in Charleston, Hunter, Thomas, and Associates, joined FamilyCare Health Centers. Located in the medical staff building at CAMC Women’s and Children’s Hospital, the outfit is the latest practice to fall under the FamilyCare Health Centers umbrella with its close proximity to FamilyCare’s OB/GYN and Birth Center—approximately a quarter mile—the two locations are expected to complement each other for prenatal and birth services offered by FamilyCare.
Notably, FamilyCare’s OB/GYN and Birth Center remains the only birth center in West Virginia accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Birth Centers (CABC), a testament to the standards that FamilyCare provides to the community.
Overall, these additional locations and services are expected to introduce new patients and communities to FamilyCare as they expand throughout southern West Virginia.
“We are pleased to offer exceptional care through our latest addition of sites and services,” said Craig Glover, president and CEO of FamilyCare Health Centers. “Our expansion early in the year marks significant progress in FamilyCare’s pursuit of ensuring comprehensive and high-quality care is accessible to each family member within our community.”