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May 17, 2018 WCHC plans to close Kalona Clinic in June
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The WCHC Kalona Clinic will close in June.

The clinic was opened in November 2015, and patient volumes are lower than necessary to keep the practice viable.

“With two clinics in Washington, it makes more sense to have the staff seeing patients rather than having them wait for patients to walk through the door,” Amy Vetter, WCHC marketing director, said.

The Kalona Clinic will remain open until Friday, June 22.

Vetter said that there are currently three full-time staffers at the Kalona Clinic.

Staff will be offered comparable positions within the WCHC system. Nurse Practitioner Claire Harapat will continue to treat patients through the Family Medicine Clinic in Washington.

Patients will be notified by mail with options to transition care to one of the WCHC primary care clinics or how to obtain and transfer their personal medical records.

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