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1874 Cleveland Road
Wooster, OH 44691

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Vision Screenings

Viola Startzman Clinic partners with area Lion's Club volunteers to provide vision screening for preschoolers (3-5 years old).  Our hope is that vision problems can be detected and treated before permanent damage has occurred.  Several local optometrists have agreed to see children that we refer to them for a free eye exam.  This screening program is free, and volunteers will come to any Wayne County pre-school, church or location to provide the screenings.

To inquire as to the next scheduled training or to reserve a spot, please call Jaime Parsons at the clinic (330-262-2500 extension 102). BACK TO TOP

Dental Services

The VSC dental clinic offers appointments every Wednesday and Thursday for routine care such as cleanings, fluoride treatments, x-rays and diagnostic examinations, fillings, root canals, oral cancer examinations, and oral hygiene education.  Appointments are also available two evenings a month for extraction of unrestorable teeth.  Patients are advised that they may need to wait up to three months for a dental appointment due to the high level of demand for these services.   BACK TO TOP


Medical Services

viola startzman free clinic medical servicesThe VSC is open every weekday for medical services.  Our staff nurse practitioner along with our partner volunteer physicains, specialists and providers, provide care for acute and chronic medical conditions.  We also have an in-house laboratory and a medication dispensary to ensure our patients get the complete care they need.   BACK TO TOP

Specialized Services and Referrals through Partnerships with Local Healthcare Providers

Thanks to the generosity of many professional volunteers, the VSC is able to offer specialized onsite services to patients.  An endocrinologist volunteer treats the VSC’s diabetic patients on a regular basis.  Licensed social workers and licensed physical therapists volunteer their time treating patients who have been referred for care, a dermatologist volunteers to treat specialized needs, and a podiatrist volunteer treats those who require specialized foot care.  For patients requiring additional medical care beyond the scope of what can be provided at the VSC, patients are referred to over fifty local specialists who provide either free or reduced-cost care to VSC patients.  The VSC is thankful to these medical professionals whose expertise and compassion allow us to provide patients with the full range of healthcare. BACK TO TOP

Laboratory and Radiology Services through Partnerships with Local Healthcare Providers

Working with healthcare partners in the community, the VSC is able to provide high-quality, comprehensive care to patients.  The VSC offers onsite laboratory services to patients through a valuable partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Wooster whereby CCW processes laboratory tests at no charge, saving the VSFC tens of thousands of dollars each year.  Aultman Orrville Hospital and Wooster Community Hospital each provide x-rays free of charge or at a reduced fee to patients who meet their HCAP requirements, Radiology Services of Canton reads x-rays free of charge for most patients. The VSC is extremely grateful for these generous arrangements, which save both the VSC and its patients an enormous amount of money. BACK TO TOP

Patient Medications

violar startzman free clinic patient medicationsThe VSC believes that to provide responsible care, patients must not only be diagnosed and educated, but also be given access to free or inexpensive medications.  The VSC obtains medications for its patients from several sources.  Nearly half of the medications that the VSC stores in its secure dispensary are purchased at cost from Wooster Community Hospital.  Several pharmaceutical representatives regularly donate medication samples, and many of the medical providers who volunteer also donate their offices’ pharmaceutical samples.  Through pharmaceutical companies’ patient assistance programs, the VSC obtains many higher-priced medications free of charge for specific patients with chronic health conditions. BACK TO TOP 

Another source of free medications is the drug repository program whereby the VSC receives unused medications from nursing homes via wholesale pharmaceutical distributor OmniCare of Wadsworth, which assures the quality of the medications.

When a VSC patient is prescribed a medication that is not obtainable from any of the above sources, s/he may be given either a voucher to obtain necessary medication from a local pharmacy or a prescription which s/he must get filled and pay for.  By providing patients with easy access to their medications, the VSC helps keep them healthy so they can lead productive lives. BACK TO TOP

Collaboration with Local Human Service Organizations

Many local social service organizations refer clients to the VSC for treatment, including - but not limited to - The Counseling Center, mental health resources; Goodwill Industries, job and life skills training; People-to-People Ministries, food and clothing; Salvation Army, Wooster Corps, temporary shelter; and STEPS at Liberty Center, drug and alcohol abuse prevention.  In turn, VSC staff members who interact with patients regularly refer them to a wide range of community resources to help them with a large variety of everyday needs. BACK TO TOP

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