Clover Fork Clinic patients, employees, board of directors, Harlan County Chamber of Commerce members and local officials gathered to dedicate and cut the ribbon for the new building located in downtown Harlan at 209 East Mound Street on Tuesday.
Longtime Clover Fork Clinic physician and current board chair Dr. J.D. Miller cut the ceremonial ribbon.
The Clover Fork Clinic, a nonprofit organization, is a dual-licensed primary care and rural health center and is in their 46th year of operation in Harlan County.
The Clover Fork Clinic originally began operating the Harlan clinic one day per week in 2003, and expanded days of operation and services which caused them to outgrow their previously rented space.
Based on patient input, the Clover Fork Clinic Board of Directors and employees developed and constructed the new 6,600 square feet facility. The facility has nine exam rooms, administrative and provider offices, laboratory, dedicated x-ray space and additional space for future development.
The clinic is currently open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday,
Additionally, the Clover Fork Clinic Board of Directors voted to honor the late Dr. Smith Howard by dedicating the building in his name. A memorial plaque was placed on the building in his name. The location is the former site of the old Harlan Hospital as well as Dr. Smith Howard’s practice.