Community Health Centers of Pinellas (CHCP) has opened a Women's Health
Center at the Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health Center in St. Petersburg.
"Staff will be able to focus on the needs of
women," says Dr. Marilyn Fudge, assistant medical director of Women's
Services. "The Women's Health Center will offer preventive care and
education specific to women's issues in a safe and caring environment.
Center staff will offer care before, during and after pregnancy."The women's center
is funded in
part by $1.1 million in federal funding awarded by the American
Recovery Reinvestment Act.
A 3,800-square-foot addition adds six
exam rooms to the existing facility at 1344 22nd St. S., which will be
used for family planning, obstetric and gynecological care to the St.
"I am pleased to see our
federal tax dollars at work," says St. Petersburg
Mayor Bill Foster.
"Designed to address the health care needs specific to women in our
community, this new clinic will lead to additional health and wellness
services available to our Midtown residents."
are five locations in the Community Health Centers network of care
across Pinellas County, including Pinellas Park, Clearwater, Largo
in addition to the St. Petersburg facility. The $1.1 million
in federal funding also will allow the network to upgrade its medical
The Johnnie Ruth Clarke Health
Center is located on the site where Mercy Hospital
stood. It was the first in the CHCP network of health centers opened
and has been serving the community for more than 25 years.
Source: Dr. Marilyn Fudge, Community Health Centers of