County Commissioners Support Change at Health Center

Wendy Ongaro, who's executive director of the facility, said the clinic in the past has asked patients to donate to the facility, but now it will ask people who are at poverty level to pay $50 a year for the clinic's services, and those who are low-income to pay $100 a year.

The clinic is in the county's public health building, which is across South Main Street from the Sheridan County Courthouse. Ongaro said funding issues are at the root of the change in the health center's shift to asking for payments.

Commissioners voted support for the health center's change during their staff meeting Monday morning. Ongaro said the health center takes care of low-income adults in Sheridan County who are generally uninsured. She said the facility is open two days a week.