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Wheeling Health Right Upgrades Go out to Bid

File Photo by Joselyn King Wheeling Health Right Executive Director Kathie Brown tells Ohio County commissioners of plans for an addition to the clinic in the coming months.

WHEELING — A project to upgrade Wheeling Health Right’s facility in South Wheeling goes out to bid soon.

Executive Director Kathie Brown said she talked to architect Victor Greco of the Mills Group on Thursday, who told her the project was ready to be put out to bid.

Bids will be accepted in the coming week, with the project expected to start in October.

“We’re hoping to have it done by the first of the year,” Brown said.

Wheeling Health Right is located at 61 29th St. in South Wheeling.

Plans call for the current conference room in the building to be turned into a second dental operatory area. An additional storage room for needed personal protective equipment also will be placed there.

The project then includes the construction of a new conference room, as well as a drive in pharmacy window. The drive-in option will provide patients the options of picking up prescriptions without having to come inside, Brown explained.

The need for expanding the area for dental services became necessary as the need and number of dental patients have grown at Wheeling Health Right.

Local dentists and WVU dental students provide dental services to Wheeling Health Right patients. In order to receive dental services, you must be an established patient at Wheeling Health Right.

Wheeling Health Right is continuing to test for COVID-19, and is providing COVID-19 vaccinations on weekdays. Testing is offered there Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

COVID vaccinations are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at Health Right. Walk-ins are welcome. Those who need testing or vaccinations do not have to be a patient of Wheeling Health Right to receive those services there, according to Brown.

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