A new WVU Medicine clinic will be built in Marion County, off Downtown Fairmont Exit 136 of I-79, on the Fairmont Gateway Connector. Construction will begin this summer.
The facility, which will be owned and operated by University Health Associates (UHA), will be 25,000 square feet, and feature 39 exam rooms and three procedure rooms.
It will offer:
- primary care
- urgent care
- ob/gyn services
- general and specialty surgical services
- laboratory services
“While we already care for thousands of patients from Marion County, we want to do a better job of helping with unmet needs,” said Ron Pellegrino, M.D., chief operating officer of WVU Medicine-Ruby Memorial Hospital.
“This new, state-of-the-art facility will allow us to do that,” he continued. “It will be a convenient option for patients and allow us to expand services. The rooms will be designed to be flexible for different medical specialties, so we can adapt coverage to changes in the community’s needs.”
Currently, WVU Medicine providers practice at the Fairmont East Clinic and Marion Medical Associates, and at a cardiology practice within Fairmont Regional Medical Center.
“At the new facility, we’ll be providing primary, specialty and urgent care services in residents’ backyard,” said Pellegrino. “Sure, there will be times when patients from this area will have to trek to Morgantown for care. But, more often, the services they need will available in their own community.”
The building is scheduled to open in summer 2017.