Center update

-- Janice Kiaski

Trudy Wilson, left, executive director of the Ohio Valley Health Center, located at 423 South St., Steubenville, was the guest speaker at the July 2 meeting of the Steubenville Kiwanis Club, held at the YWCA of Steubenville. With her is Sophie Spencer, July program chair. Wilson reported the center moved into its new location in December. The center provides health care to the uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in the Ohio Valley, regardless of their ability to pay. Since its inception in 2006, it has served nearly 3,400 patients, had more than 20,000 patient encounters, given more than 14,750 prescriptions and logged RX dispensing in excess of $6.8 million. Expansion opportunities include a community pharmacy and more dental referrals. The center is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The phone number is (740) 283-2856. The center’s website is www.ovhealthcenter.org.