Funnies Extra!

Growing pains and expanded services for Coal Country Community Health

1/29/09 (Thu)

Coal Country Community Health Center in Beulah is going through growing pains. Work is nearing completion on the remodeling of the lower level of the facility. It’s space that is badly needed.

"We’re just fighting over exam rooms," Clinical Quality Director Lunette Erberle said. "We’re so limited with our growing patient volume."

Once the lower level is complete the clinic will almost double the floor space of the current facility. The expansion will add seven or eight exam rooms, three interchangeable exam and treatment rooms, a consultation room and a behavioral and mental health group education room.

The behavioral and mental health room will be used for anything from group therapy sessions to educational classes for patients and their families. The clinic will be working in conjunction with Dr. Matt Doppler, a psychologist who will provide behavioral and mental health services on the second and forth Thursdays of each month. The clinic will be able to offer onsite group, family and individual counseling.

The clinic also has plans to work with a licensed addiction counselor to address the needs of those with an alcohol or substance abuse issue.