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The Wright Center for Community Health expands access to primary health care with opening of North Pocono Practice


Covington Twp. site is nonprofit’s ninth clinic in Northeast Pennsylvania

The Wright Center for Community Health is working to improve access to high-quality health care by opening a new community health center in Covington Township on Monday, April 25 that will provide primary and pediatric care to patients of all ages, regardless of their ability to pay.

Conveniently located in the North Pocono 502 Professional Plaza, 260 Daleville Highway, Suite 103, The Wright Center for Community Health North Pocono Practice will provide family medicine services to residents in Moscow Borough, Elmhurst, Jefferson, Roaring Brook, Thornhurst, Spring Brook, Clifton, Covington and Madison townships and nearby communities.

The office will be open four days a week, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering health care services to children and adults of all ages, including sick visits for the whole family, routine examinations and screenings, behavioral health and substance abuse services and the treatment of any illnesses or injuries that do not require a trip to the emergency room.

Moderna COVID-19 vaccines and boosters will be available for individuals ages 18 years and older, while coronavirus testing will be offered for patients and members of the community. 

“The Wright Center for Community Health has been serving the medically underserved and economically disadvantaged areas of Northeast Pennsylvania for more than 45 years,” said Dr. Jignesh Y. Sheth, the chief medical officer of The Wright Center for Community Health. “Our network of community health centers and providers are proud to be able to reduce barriers to equitable health care for regional residents and improve their health and well-being.” 

The North Pocono Practice is the ninth community health center in The Wright Center for Community Health’s network. Together, they provide a safety net to comprehensive primary and preventive care to medically underserved populations in rural and urban areas regardless of a patient’s insurance status or ability to pay. Patients who are uninsured or underinsured may be eligible for the sliding-fee discount program that allows The Wright Center to reduce fees for eligible patients depending on household size and family income.

Amanda Turoni, a doctoral-prepared nurse practitioner, is the advanced practitioner for the primary care site.

“This mission-driven expansion allows us to address a vital community need by bringing essential health care services to this underserved region,” said Amanda Turoni, the advanced practitioner for the primary care site, who is a doctoral-prepared nurse practitioner. “I am especially proud of this opportunity to ensure quality care for my neighbors, friends and family since I am also a resident of our new service area.”

The Wright Center for Community Health North Pocono Practice will begin accepting appointments for office visits on Monday, April 11. Please go online to TheWrightCenter.org to make an appointment for COVID-19 services or a doctor’s appointment.

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