CHWP opens Riverside Community Health Center


Community Health & Wellness Partners (CHWP) held a ribbon cutting Friday morning for the new Riverside Community School-Based Health Center at Riverside Local Schools.

The partnership between CHWP and Riverside Schools began in 2020.

The clinic opened in a temporary space in the school on March 6, 2023. Since the opening date, there have been 118 patients served and 152 visits.

This is the fourth school-based health center for CHWP. Riverside is the first community school-based health center serving all residents. Other schools that currently have school-based health centers are West Liberty-Salem, Indian Lake, and Benjamin Logan.

Children, staff, and community members do not have to drive far for a provider anymore as this convenient location will be of great benefit.

For over 25 years, DeGraff has been without a doctor or medical facility.

DeGraff Mayor Stephanie Orsborne and Mike Weber, Village Administrator for Quincy, on behalf of the Quincy Mayor, thanked Superintendent Dr. Scott Mann, Riverside Schools and CHWP President/CEO Tara Bair for their dedication to making this community school-based health center a reality after months of anticipation.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Mann said, “This clinic is an example for small communities everywhere.” He thanked CHWP for saying yes to this project and being a partner.

Superintendent Dr. Scott Mann speaking

Mann explains the decision to host the community school-based health center and the benefits it will have for the community and school:

The health care center at Riverside Schools is staffed by:

  • Tiffany Hemmert, CNP
  • Mary Robinson, LPN
  • Kelly McGillivray, Outreach Associate
  • Christie Yontz-Hall, LPCC-S, Behavioral Health Provider
  • Ashley Clatworthy, Team Care Case Manager
  • Alayna Levingston, Team Care Case Manager

There are three exam rooms for community members and one exam room for students. Providers can offer point-of-care lab testing and EKG tests.

Exam room

The services offered are primary care/family medicine, behavioral health, chronic/acute issues, sports physicals, sick visits, nutrition, and pharmacy services.

The clinic is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Community Health & Wellness Partners President/CEO Tara Bair explains what the community school-based health center will offer to the students and community:

On Monday, October 16th, the clinic will open for Riverside students. On Monday, October 23, the clinic will open for adults/community members.

Garmann Miller was the architectural and engineering firm and H.A. Dorsten, Inc. was the construction company for the Riverside Community School-Based Health Center facility.

In addition to the new clinic, there are new offices for the Riverside administrative staff. Work began on the offices and clinic during the summer of 2022.

Conference Room

Community Health & Wellness Partners President/CEO Tara Bair explains what’s up next for Community Health & Wellness Partners: