The Wright Center, with a building pictured on South Washington Avenue in Scranton, is set to expand into Hawley starting this summer.


Lackawanna County-based Wright Center for Community Health announced it is expanding its reach into Wayne County with the opening of a comprehensive primary care clinic in Hawley beginning July 1.

Located at 103 Spruce Street, Hawley, the new office will provide comprehensive primary and pediatric care to residents in Wayne and Pike counties and the surrounding area.

The office will be open five days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., offering health care services to adults and children of all ages including sick visits for the whole family, routine examinations and screenings, dental and behavioral health, substance abuse services and the treatment of any illnesses or injuries not requiring a trip to the emergency room.

The Hawley location is the latest addition to The Wright Center’s northeastern Pennsylvania network of nine existing community health centers that provide safety net, comprehensive primary and preventive care to medically underserved populations regardless of a patient’s ability to pay or health insurance status.

“This mission-driven expansion allows us to bring essential primary health services to Wayne and Pike county families and the extended rural community,” said Dr. Jignesh Sheth, Chief Medical Officer for the Wright Center for Community Health. “The proposed clinic, when fully operational, will serve approximately 1,400 patients with a third of them uninsured, underinsured or underserved.”

To make an appointment at The Wright Center’s new Hawley clinic, call 570-576-8081 beginning June 15th. A formal ribbon cutting ceremony will be held later this summer.

“On behalf of the community, we are thrilled to welcome The Wright Center to Hawley to fill a much needed gap in physical and mental health,” said Justin Genzlinger, CEO and owner of Settlers Hospitality.

The Wright Center’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of our community through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve. This mission is carried out in two complementary entities: The Wright Center for Community Health and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education.

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