Fairmont, W.Va. – In response to the announcement of Fairmont Regional Medical Center’s closing, MVA Health Centers has issued this statement:

“It saddens the administration, providers and staff of MVA Health Centers to learn of the closing of our neighbor, Fairmont Regional Medical Center. Their service to the community has been appreciated and will be missed,” stated MVA President Nancy Vandergrift.

Vandergrift continued, “MVA Health Centers, more commonly known as The Fairmont Clinic, has been here to serve primary healthcare needs of this community for more than 60 years. During today’s tumultuous times in the healthcare industry, we want to assure the citizens of Marion County of our organization’s financial stability and of our track record in providing quality patient outcomes for our patients. As an organization, we continue to be devoted to ensuring that the healthcare needs of the community are met.”

“For patients with emergent health needs, MVA – Fairmont Clinic, located just across the street from Fairmont Regional Medical Center, will be a continued source for Express Care. Adult patients can walk into our Express Care clinic to receive treatment for minor illnesses and injuries Monday through Friday with direct access to in-house x-ray, lab and pharmacy services. Our adjacent pediatrics center also provides same-day appointments for sick children with access to those same ancillary services. For those outside of Fairmont, our Mannington and Shinnston health centers provide walk-in care as well.”

“We also want to confirm the ongoing availability of affordable care through all our clinics. Beyond accepting nearly all insurances, MVA offers access to a Sliding Fee Program that makes discounts available to qualifying uninsured and under-insured patients for medical visits, x-ray services, diabetic education, basic optical services, pharmacy services and acute surgical procedures.”

Complete information about MVA Health Centers’ services, locations and hours is available at mvahealth.org or by calling (304) 366-0700.

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The MVA Health Centers network is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.S. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Services employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n). MVA operates ten health centers in Marion County and offers services that include family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, Express Care, school-based care, optical care, behavioral health, pharmacy, x-ray, lab, case management, stabilization for the homeless and more. MVA Health Centers serve all patients, regardless of ability to pay.