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Coplin opens health clinic at West Virginia University in Parkersburg | News, Sports, Jobs

From left to right, Doug Full, president of finance of Coplin Health Systems; Rob Dudley, CEO of Coplin Health Systems; Torie Jackson, interim president of WVU Parkersburg; WVU Potomac State Acting President Chris Gilmer; and Steve Hardman, Chairman of the Board of Governors of WVU Parkersburg. Representatives participated in a ribbon cutting at the new Coplin Health Clinic at WVU-Parkersburg. (Photo provided)

PARKERSBURG – Coplin Health Systems celebrated a grand opening at West Virginia University on the Parkersburg campus.

The clinic is located near the lower college parking lot at 73 Nicolette Road in Parkersburg.

The opening was commemorated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and an open house on Tuesday. Representatives from Coplin Health Systems, the WVU-P Board of Directors, and Dr. Chris Gilmer, Past President of WVU-P and Acting Potomac State President of WVU, participated in the ribbon cutting.

Gilmer formed the partnership with Coplin Health Systems while at WVU-P. Its mission was to provide high quality health care to students, faculty, staff and the community.

The new center includes a “G” on the left column of his entry, signifying Gilmer’s work to make that dream a reality.

One of four new health clinic exam rooms opened by Coplin Health Systems at WVU-Parkersburg. (Photo provided)

“This will be a great clinic for the campus and for the community of Davisville,” said Rob Dudley, chief executive of Coplin Health Systems. “This project took time, but he (Gilmer) never gave up, and we never gave up. Our priority is to provide quality yet affordable health care and to stand up for children and families.

Services offered include primary and acute (walk-in) care for all ages and behavioral health services. Clinic hours are 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Coplin Health Systems is a Federally Licensed Health Center. As such, providers will cater for individuals and families with full, partial or no insurance coverage.

The organization also offers a sliding-scale payment model to make care affordable, regardless of a person’s income. The WVU-P Foundation also established the Student Health Fund to financially assist students who cannot afford health care costs, such as co-pay.

“It is our commitment to provide students with the resources necessary to succeed,” Torie Jackson, interim president of the WVU-P. “We identified a need in our community, and Coplin was the answer. WVU Parkersburg appreciates their shared commitment to those who are currently underserved. »

Rob Dudley, CEO of Coplin Health Systems, addresses the audience during a ribbon cutting for the new Coplin Health Clinic at WVU-Parkersburg. (Photo provided)

Jackson County Center students, faculty and staff will be able to receive the same services at Ripley Family Care, Jackson County School Wellness Center or River Valley Family Care in Ravenswood.

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