Pace Announces Grand Opening of Fourth Health Connection Clinic in Sullivan

(SULLIVAN) – On Nov. 1, Pace Community Action Agency held a grand opening of its new Health Connection Clinic in Sullivan.

The clinic will provide confidential, comprehensive family-planning services to men and women of child-bearing age on a sliding-fee scale, with charges based on household income and family size. It will be staffed with a certified family nurse practitioner, a nurse, and other qualified personnel.

Services include:

  • breast and cervical screening
  • contraceptive methods
  • adolescent abstinence/risk behaviors education
  • screening, diagnosing and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • HIV testing and counseling
  • pregnancy testing and counseling
  • condom distribution
  • education.

“Access to medical services is a universal issue that affects rural areas, including our community,” says Michelle Pitcher, Pace’s Clinical Services Director. “Health Connection’s clinic will help close the gap in the provision of services provided.”

Pace has been providing reproductive health care services in the surrounding communities for 50 years. Additional Health Connection clinics are located in Vincennes, Washington, and Terre Haute.