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HealthFirst Medical Park to shutter doors Friday

HealthFirst Medical Park at 2405 Rock Island Rd., will discontinue services after Friday, June 14.

After nine months of working to establish clientele, HealthFirst Medical Park is closing its doors.

Patients of HealthFirst have been notified by letters that the last day patients will be seen at the facility is Friday, June 14.

The letter states that although services will no longer be provided there, someone will be on site until the end of June for people to stop in a pick up their medical records.

The medical facility at 2405 Rock Island Road, was the dream of the Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation (OCHF) to provide a non-profit medical facility for the local and surrounding area. Supporters had worked on the project for several years, securing financing and land for the facility.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2017 and HealthFirst officially opened for business Sept. 26, 2018, a couple weeks ahead of the one-year construction deadline. OCHF had anticipated serving more than 10,000 patients annually in the 14,000 square foot facility, and employing more than 25 people.

The facility featured state-of-the-art equipment and offered a walk-in clinic, women’s health center, access to specialists, general surgery and orthopedics, along with family practice providers and supporting imaging and lab services.

A spokesperson for HealthFirst said the OCHF board is working on options for the future of the building, with more information coming later on what will be done with the site.

After nine months of working to establish clientele, HealthFirst Medical Park is closing its doors.

Patients of HealthFirst have been notified by letters that the last day patients will be seen at the facility is Friday, June 14.

The letter states that although services will no longer be provided there, someone will be on site until the end of June for people to stop in a pick up their medical records.

The medical facility at 2405 Rock Island Road, was the dream of the Oelwein Community Healthcare Foundation (OCHF) to provide a non-profit medical facility for the local and surrounding area. Supporters had worked on the project for several years, securing financing and land for the facility.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in October 2017 and HealthFirst officially opened for business Sept. 26, 2018, a couple weeks ahead of the one-year construction deadline. OCHF had anticipated serving more than 10,000 patients annually in the 14,000 square foot facility, and employing more than 25 people.

The facility featured state-of-the-art equipment and offered a walk-in clinic, women’s health center, access to specialists, general surgery and orthopedics, along with family practice providers and supporting imaging and lab services.

A spokesperson for HealthFirst said the OCHF board is working on options for the future of the building, with more information coming later on what will be done with the site.