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New health care center to serve Medicaid, uninsured kids in Butler County

By Tiffany Teasley – bio | email

HAMILTON, OH (FOX19) - It's a brand new office connecting Butler County's underinsured kids to the care they desperately need.

"The primary purpose of this office is to provide expanded access to care for children on Medicaid in the Butler County area," said Primary Health Solutions CEO Marc Bellisario.
 
Primary Health Solutions just added a third office on Washington Boulevard in Hamilton,  the first center solely dedicated  to Pediatrics. The center, funded partly with stimulus dollars, will operate using electronic medial records and start out at $20 for a doctor's visit.
 
"This office actually has 15 exams rooms and we'll start out with one Pediatrician here," Bellisario said.
 
Dr. Andrea Goings is the Pediatrician that will see patients at the new Hamilton office.
 
"Definitely in demand, there's a lack of resources for the uninsured and Medicaid patients in the community," Goings said.
 
Bellisario also says when convicted twin Pediatricians Dr. Mark and Scott Blankenburg had to close their practices in the area.
 
"It left a lot of people without a Pediatrician for their children, who serve the majority of the Medicaid population, so we're stepping in to fill that need, Bellisario said.
 
Primary Health Solutions was averaging nearly 300 new patients a month, now they're hoping the new Pediatric facility will help meet the  growing number of children on Medicaid in Butler County.
 
"By opening this office, we will improve access to primary care," Bellisario said.

The office is already seeing patients and officially opens on Thursday, to make an appointment you can call 513-737-6900.

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