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Leatherwood/Blackey Medical Clinic - Cornettsville Community Health Center

464 KY Highway 699
Cornettsville KY, 41731
Contact Name: Ralph Hall Jr.
Contact Phone: (606) 476-2593
Clinic Details: The MCHC Leatherwood/Blackey Clinic was started because there was great need for health care in rural Perry County. The nearest hospital was about 45 minutes away and people in the area chose to bring emergency care closer to home. In 1975, the Leatherwood/Blackey Clinic’s first offices were temporarily set up in a trailer at Slemp, KY. A growing patient load soon required a larger building. A new building was built in 1976 at Cornettsville, KY. The center sets on a two-acre site which was purchased from Irene and Denver Miniard for the sum of $10,000. The Miniard’s saw that there was a great need for ground to build the new clinic on. Even though it was a part of the Miniard Farm, they agreed to sell this piece of land so all the people in the area would have better access to health care. The patient load continued to grow requiring the addition of an Emergency room, more treatment rooms, a Radiology Department and Dental offices which were added in 1999. A year later in 2000, a Wellness center was constructed. This addition was made to meet the needs of the patients in helping them to approach health care in another way, by adding exercise to their overall health care outlook. The clinic physicians treat the healthcare needs of around 13,000 patients per year. The patients come from Letcher, Perry, Knott, Harlan and Leslie counties, with the majority of the patients coming from Letcher and Perry counties. The offering of a sliding pay scale makes the location of the clinic even more attractive to patients, especially those that are uninsured. The clinic also leases space to an on-site pharmacy, and East Kentucky Physical Therapy. The enormous need for quality healthcare in the southern part of Perry and Letcher counties was met with the opening of the Leatherwood/Blackey Clinic. Government funding also supported the need for such a facility in the area. The clinic’s outreach continues to grow, and with caring physicians and a dedicated staff, quality healthcare has become a reality, not just a dream. The Leatherwood/Blackey Clinic has a sliding scale fee payment plan based on current Federal Poverty Guidelines. This ensures quality and affordable health care to everyone in our service area. No one is denied healthcare due to inability to pay. All new patients are welcome.

Services: Family Practice; Internal Medicine; Pulmonology; OB/GYN; Pediatrics; Family Planning; Black Lung Evaluation; Black Lung Treatment; Family Dentistry; Optometry; Behavioral Health Services; Nutritional Health Services/Dietitian; Diabetes Education
Remarks: Rural Area, Permanent Clinic, Year-Round, Full-Time (open 56 hours per week)
Payment Method: Sliding Fee Scale, Medicaid, Medicare, Commercial Insurances
Operation Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri, Sat: 8:00am-5:00pm; Thurs: 8:00am-7:00pm

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