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State Health Center could leave Crawford County

Submitted Wed, 04/24/2013 - 9:10am by Andy Alm

MEADVILLE – Representatives of the State Health Center in Crawford County are asking County Commissioners for help amid looming state budget cuts.  The health center, located on North Main Street in Meadville, is one of 26 in the state planned to be relocated to another county thanks to Governor Corbett’s proposed budget. 

If nothing is done, this means the Health Center would be moved to Jackson Center in Mercer County, with an expanded staff to serve both areas.

Dawn Mosbacher, Community Health Nurse writes in a letter to the County Commissioners of the importance of having local health centers in rural communities.  One possible solution discussed at the Commissioners’ work session Tuesday was a move back to their old location in the downtown mall, or using some space in the Talon building.

The Health Center provides a variety of services including STD testing, immunizations, and tests for lead poisoning.

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