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Finally, A Doctor in the House for Craig County

September 24, 2007

Craig County, VA – Finally, there's a doctor in the house in Craig County. It's an area that has been without a physician for years, but now basic services are available at the just opened Craig County Health Center. And the way locals and businesses worked to get the center open can be an example to other parts of rural Virginia, where medical care also is scarce. Rick Shinn with the Virginia Community Healthcare Association says opening a community health center brings not only doctors to people, but also brings the town an economic boost.

"Every health center employs physicians, nurses, support staff and front office workers, which means new jobs in the community."

Local auctions and fundraising, along with grants, made opening the center possible. The center accepts patients with or without health insurance.

Shinn says there are still a lot of people in Virginia who need access to primary healthcare services and communities may need some help getting medical facilities set up.

"There is a need for state funding to help operate and build community health centers in these communities where resources just aren't available."

Deborah Smith/Chris Thomas, Public News Service - VA