Clarion Community Health Center Opens Medical Office

Ron Wilshire

Ron Wilshire

Published December 12, 2012 4:59 am
Clarion Community Health Center Opens Medical Office

 width=MONROE TOWNSHIP, Pa. – Towering at three stories tall and occupying 33,000 square feet in the Trinity Point Development Center, Primary Health Network’s (PHN) Clarion Community Health Center opened its doors on Monday, Nov.19, to its medical practice.

Dr. Ronni Lencer, who also works at Titusville Community Health Center and Clarion University, is now accepting new patients and has been with PHN since 2010.  She attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed her internship and family practice residency at Clarion Hospital.

 width=Centering on primary care, Primary Health Network’s new facility will also house a dental office, behavioral health office, multiple social service agencies, a café, and a pharmacy offering 340B Pricing.  Qualifying PHN patients will be able to take advantage of the federally funded 340B Drug Pricing Program, which enables those that qualify to purchase their prescriptions at reduced costs.

General office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  The Clarion Community Health Center is located directly off I-80 at exit 62.

 width=Company officials project the completed facility will create 50-70 new jobs and 26,000 patient encounters will take place in the upcoming year.

In keeping with the ever changing healthcare, all PHN offices participate in most managed care plans, accept most major insurances and offer sliding fee billing to anyone who qualifies, regardless of insurance status.

According to a previous story on Explore Clarion, the  Center will accept Medicaid patients.

Construction workers are still working on the second and third floors of the facility, with additional offices waiting opening dates.

Clarion Dental Center opening ahead

Clarion Dental Center, tentatively scheduled to open later in December, will employ Eric DiPaul, DMD to offer dentistry and dental hygiene services to the community.  Beginning in early 2013, behavioral health services, including psychiatry and counseling for all ages, will be available.

Exciting technological advances are also set to arrive with the opening of the Clarion Community Health Center.  To improve quality of care, the Clarion office will be using Electronic Health Records (EHR).  Electronic Health Records have been proven to increase patient safety, reduce medical errors, improve efficiency, simplify medication refills, and reduce duplicate tests.  This PHN location was also chosen to be the pilot site for new patient portals.  With the use of an online portal, PHN patients will have the ability to access their health information, request medication refills, ask questions, and make a payment all at the click of a mouse.

For additional information on Primary Health Network’s services is available on the web  The Center was funded in part by a Community Primary Care Challenge Grant from the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

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