Updated date: 02/13/2011 - 21:43

Centerville Clinics provides total healthcare to the entire community through a network of community medical and dental offices serving Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland counties.
Founded in 1955 and originally known as the Union Miners Building, Inc., Centerville Clinics traces its roots to the early 1950s and the vision of Joseph A. Yablonski, an International Board Member of the United Mine Workers of America. Mr. Yablonski’s goal was to help meet the medical needs of miners and community members by attracting more doctors, particularly specialists, to practice in rural southwestern Pennsylvania.
Today, more than 50 years later, Centerville Clinics continues to serve its communities. The Centerville Clinics network of 11 community medical and dental offices includes Bentleyville Family Practice Center, California Doctors Office, Carmichaels Clinic, Charleroi Medical and Dental Office, Connellsville Medical Office, Fairchance Office, Republic Doctors Office, Uniontown Family Doctors, Washington Family Doctors, Waynesburg Office, and the Yablonski Memorial Clinic. Centerville Clinics also operates six mental health service sites.
Centerville Clinics participates in most Managed Care programs and accepts both Medicare and Medicaid Managed Care. Alert to the unique healthcare needs of the region, the Clinics continues to accept new patients at all of its locations.
During 2009, the Clinics continued to expand its programs and facilities to meet the needs of its patients. At the Yablonski Memorial Clinic work was completed on construction of a new portico and entrance that greatly improves accessibility and helps shelter patients from bad weather. Centerville Clinics also purchased property in Washington, PA, and announced plans to build a new facility for its Washington Family Doctors site. Construction of two buildings, one for medical services and one for mental health services, is scheduled to begin later this year.
Additionally, Centerville Clinics welcomed three physicians to its medical staff in 2009. Dr. Marcy Jo Goisse, a family practice physician, sees patients at the Fairchance Office; Dr. Cheng V. Lee, a family practice physician, sees patients at Uniontown Family Doctors; and Dr. Praful Vora, a cardiologist, sees patients at Carmichaels Clinic.
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Each year the Clinics participates in several area health fairs and offers health-education programs. As a member of the Western Pennsylvania Health Disparities Collaborative, Centerville Clinics continued its Diabetes Education Program at the Yablonski Memorial Clinic that includes monthly Diabetes Support Group meetings. Centerville Clinics also continued its sponsorship of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program), a community-service program it has been involved with since 1972.
The additions, changes and continuing health-education programs are examples of how Centerville Clinics works to meet the needs of people in the community.
The primary-care services offered by Centerville Clinics include family practice, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics and podiatry. Among the specialty care services are allergy treatment, audiology, cardiology, dentistry (including preventative dentistry, cleaning, examination, restoration and laboratory services), dermatology, ear-nose-and-throat, endocrinology, gastroenterology, industrial/occupational medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, podiatry, pulmonology, physical medicine, psychiatry, radiology, surgery and urology.
Centerville Clinics also provides extensive outpatient diagnostic services, including laboratory services and a fully certified mammography program. In addition, the Clinics offers EEG/EKG, x-rays, pulmonary functions, pharmacy, a cardiopulmonary laboratory, and a chest workshop.
Other Clinic services include a hypertension and diabetes screening program, and an Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Program among its dozens of specialized care programs.
Centerville Clinics continues to provide free blood-pressure screenings at all of its locations, extending a service has been offered since 1994. To help celebrate National Blood Pressure Month in May 1994, Centerville Clinics offered free blood-pressure screenings and then announced that the Clinics would continue to offer free blood-pressure screenings indefinitely.

Updated date: 02/13/2011 - 21:41

Centerville Clinics held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, July 23, to officially begin construction of a new Washington Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health Care Center in the Highland-Ridge section of Washington.
The facilities that are being built along Highland Avenue include a two-story, 15,800 square foot medical building that will be the new home of Washington Family Doctors, a 9,800 square foot mental health building, and separate, off-street parking. The new facilities mark another expansion by Centerville Clinics that will include additional services, such as dental, additional doctors, and expanded behavioral health care services.
Total cost of the project will be approximately $5.1 million, with construction of the medical building estimated at $3.1 million and construction of the mental health building estimated at $1.25 million. Funding for the project is coming, in part, from a federal grant of $1.6 million made by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grant helps support construction of the medical building.
Additional financial assistance for this project is being provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Honorable Ed Rendell, governor. Centerville Clinics received a grant of $500,000 under Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a program that focuses on projects that display significant potential for improving economic growth and creating jobs.
The ceremonial groundbreaking comes after several months of planning and site preparation. The projected completion dates are November 2010 for the mental health building, January 30, 2011 for the medical building, and March 2011 for the overall project.
The Centerville Clinics network of 12 medical offices and four dental offices includes Bentleyville Family Practice Center, California Doctors Office, Carmichaels Clinic, Charleroi Medical and Dental Office, Connellsville Medical Office, Fairchance Office, Republic Doctors Office, Uniontown Family Doctors, Washington Family Doctors, Waynesburg Office, and the Yablonski Memorial Clinic. Centerville Clinics also operates seven mental health service sites.

Updated date: 11/17/2011 - 12:45

Centerville Clinics officially opened its new Kenneth J. Yablonski Health Center in the Highland-Ridge section of Washington with an Open House in October that included tours of the new buildings, displays, and refreshments.

Named for the late President of the Board of Directors at the Clinics, the new Center is home to Washington Family Doctors, a two-story, 15,800 square foot medical building, and to Washington Behavioral Healthcare, a 9,800 square foot building. The facilities at 37 Highland Avenue and 27 Highland Avenue include separate, off-street parking.

Total cost of the project was approximately $5.1 million. Funding for the project came, in part, from a federal grant of $1.6 million made by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The grant helped support construction of the medical building.

Additional financial assistance for this project was provided by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Centerville Clinics received a grant of $500,000 under Pennsylvania’s Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program (RACP), a program that focuses on projects that display significant potential for improving economic growth and creating jobs.

The new buildings mark another milestone for Centerville Clinics. In the 1990s, Kenneth J. Yablonski, then President of the Board of Directors of Centerville Clinics, recognized the need for Centerville Clinics services in the Washington area. He encouraged well-known family physician Charles J. Tripoli, M.D. to join the Centerville Clinics medical staff.

Washington Family Doctors opened its first office at 400 Locust Avenue in January 1999 with two physicians. As the practice grew, the offices were moved to 181 West Beau Street.

Today, Washington Family Doctors includes six full-time Family Practice physicians, a diabetic health counselor, a social worker, cardiopulmonary services, lab services and a drawing station. Two additional Family Practice physicians will join the practice later this year and dental services will be offered starting in early 2012.

Centerville Clinics opened its first behavioral healthcare facility at 775 N. Main Street in 1980, offering adult partial hospitalization. Adolescent services were added in 1981 and the facility was relocated several times until the new Washington Behavioral Healthcare site opened this year.
Services presently being offered include Adolescent and Adult Partial Hospitalization Services, Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Services. Family Based Services, and Blended Case Management.

Kenneth J. Yablonski, for whom the new Health Center in named, was elected President of the Board of Centerville Clinics in January 1973. As President, he followed in the footsteps of his father, the late Joseph A. Yablonski, whose vision and leadership led to the founding of Centerville Clinics in 1955.

Always willing to “go the extra mile” on behalf of the physicians, staff, and especially the patients of Centerville Clinics, Ken Yablonski led by example. He served as President until 1978, when he was succeeded by Michael Encrapera. In 1980, Mr. Yablonski was again elected President of the Board, and served until his untimely death in September 2002. Under his leadership, Centerville Clinics opened seven new sites, including Washington Family Doctors, expanded other locations, and successfully expanded its services in several areas of patient care.

Updated date: 08/07/2013 - 14:40

Are you ready? The Health Insurance Marketplace is Coming
Centerville Clinics is here to HELP!!

No doubt you have been starting to hear about the new Health Insurance Marketplace, a key part of the health care law that will be open for business on October 1st. But you probably still have questions. Like what is the Marketplace, and can you really get health insurance? Well we have the answers.

The best place for the latest, most accurate, information on the Marketplace is the updated website, HealthCare.gov. At the site you can learn what it is, who can apply for insurance, how to get insurance, how to lower your costs and more. If you own a small business there is information for you too.

Starting this fall, the Marketplace will help you find health insurance that fits your budget and meets your needs with less hassle.

No matter where you live, you may buy insurance from private health plans that cover a comprehensive set of benefits, including doctor visits, hospital stays, preventive care and prescriptions. And plans in the Marketplace must treat you fairly; they cannot deny you coverage because of a pre-existing condition.

With a single application, you can also see if you qualify for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program, or savings you can use right away to lower your health insurance premiums.

Enrollment Starts October 1, 2013 Visit HealthCare.gov to Get Ready
www.HealthCare.gov is your best source of information about the Marketplace. You can read information that pertains to you, print checklists, and watch videos to help you get ready to apply and enroll.

You and your family can explore every qualified health plan in your area, and fill out an application when you are ready. You will be able to take control with better information, including details about benefits and prices presented in clear language you can understand, so you will know what your premiums, deductibles, and other costs will be before you make a choice.
Once you have decided on a plan, you do not need to go anywhere else. Starting in October, you will be able to enroll in the Marketplace directly for coverage that begins as soon as January 1, 2014.

Want help or need more information?
As you explore your options on the Marketplace, you may want to get some help. You can participate in an online web chat on the website; or call a toll free number, 1-800-318-2596, to speak with a trained customer service representative; and Centerville Clinics will have trained certified people in your local communities who can give you personal help with your choices. Information on how to get personal assistance from the Centerville Clinics will be published soon. Visit www.centervilleclinics.com for the latest information, or you can call 724.632.6801 ext. 2185 or 2177 to speak with one of our Certified Application Counselors.

Visit www.HealthCare.gov now and get all the information you need about the Marketplace. Come back October 1st and fill out an application and enroll. It is that easy.