Clarification: More details on health clinic in Holley that starts Aug. 24

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 17 August 2022 at 8:45 am

HOLLEY – A story which appeared on the Orleans Hub last week regarding the new health clinic in Holley may have been confusing, and Community Action’s director Renee Hungerford would like to clarify several facts.

First, Dr. Nancy Ciavarri was only there the day they announced the new clinic to show support for case manager and health coach Jeanette Worsley and help her get the clinic set up. Ciavarri is also a member of Community Action’s board. She will not be involved in the health clinic in any other way.

The mobile health unit from Oak Orchard Health will be at the Holley Community Center by appointment, with the first one scheduled for Aug. 24. Future dates will be posted in the Community Center. A health care provider will be on the mobile health unit.

There will be a fee for health visits, based on income. For those who have no health care insurance, someone will be on site to help clients sign up for Medicaid or health insurance.

Oak Orchard Health, Orleans Community Health and GCASA are all cooperating to run this new health program. GCASA will have a peer counselor available.