We’ve Been Serving Our Community for 27+ Years.

At The VSC, we’ve always been committed to providing access to quality, comprehensive medical care to those in our community who need it most. We welcome all patients, to receive the care they need, regardless of ability to pay. By supporting or receiving medical care from The VSC, you’re a part of a bigger mission to impact the lives of many in our community.

Free birth control, period kits, and reproductive health care
Dr. Viola Startzman advocating for affordable care

Where We Started

Viola Startzman, MD, was a retired pediatrician and former director of The College of Wooster Student Health Center. At age 78, “Dr. Vi” was named chairperson of a committee formed in the early 1990’s by Wooster Mayor Clyde Breneman and the Board of Governors of Wooster Community Hospital to research needed health care services in Wayne County. The hospital made a small building on its campus available for $1.00 in annual rent for 25 years, and after years of hard work by many community members, “Healthcare 2000 Community Clinic” opened its doors on August 3, 1995. Many individuals and organizations came together to generously support this vision and they continue to do so today.

A colleague once described Dr. Vi as “a person of rare dedication, compassion and purpose who has accomplished much for the good of others and provided an exemplary character for others to emulate.” When asked by the AMA Foundation about the driving force behind her years of volunteer work, Dr. Vi stated, “I think everyone has a right to health care, good health care, just as life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”.

Everyone is welcome at The Viola Startzman Clinic
  • Looking for a place where you can feel safe with culturally sensitive, confidential care?
  • Need help with healthcare coverage or don’t have coverage?
  • Tired of online paperwork, different locations for each practitioner you see, and lack of personable care?

We’re here to support you.

Diverse group of people
Everyone is welcome

The Viola Startzman Clinic provides healthcare and hope to residents of Wayne and Holmes Counties and surrounding communities, in an atmosphere of dignity and respect.

To obtain free or discounted care at The Viola Startzman Clinic, you must be a resident of Wayne or Holmes Counties and schedule an appointment with our Case Manager to complete the application process, in order to determine eligibility. Once eligibility is determined, our Charitable Care Policy provides free or discounted care to patients with a household income at or below 250% of the current Federal Poverty Guidelines. Click here to see our Charitable Care Application.

Meet the Team

Startzman Clinic Staff

Joel Chupp
Interim CEO

Dental Team

Daniel Phillips DDS Dentist

Daniel Phillips
DDS Dentist

Robert Burns, Dentist

Robert Burns
DDS Dentist

Kasi Fisher RDA Registered Dental Assistant

Kasi Fisher
RDA Registered Dental Assistant

Brenda Croskey, Dental Receptionist

Brenda Croskey
Dental Receptionist

Medical Team

Eric Smith Medical Director

Eric Smith
MD Medical Director

Mark

Mark Yoder
DNP, FNP-C Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Franklin Family Nurse Practitioner

Jessica Franklin
MSN, FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner

Seth Colvin
PMHNP, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Leslie

Leslie Frybarger

MSN, PMHNP-BC, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Skylar Orr CMA Certified Medical Assistant

Skylar Orr
CMA Certified Medical Assistant

Heather Leeder, LPN Triage Nurse

Heather Leeder
LPN Triage Nurse

Patient Advocate Team

Jillian Siedlecki Insurance Navigator

Jillian Siedlecki
Insurance Navigator

Carol Labuza Patient Advocate

Carol Labuza
Patient Advocate

BetAnne Burkhart

BethAnne Burkhart
Office Manager

Brianna Wichman

Brianna Wichman
Front Office Coordinator

Our Board

We are grateful to our Board Members who volunteer their time to guide The Viola Startzman Clinic and help to deliver hope and healthcare in our community.

Chair: Ryan Ozar (Director of Experiential Learning, The College of Wooster)

Past Chair: Lynn Moomaw (Director of Operations and Adult Education, Wayne County Schools Career Center)

Chair-Elect: Gail Woosley (Retired, Laboratory Director, Wooster Community Hospital)

Treasurer: Jay VanSickle (CEO, Wayne Savings Community Bank)

Other Members:

Dr. Brett Buller (Family Physician, Dunlap Family Practice)

Cheryl Goff (Guidance Counselor, Wooster City Schools)

Shelly Huff (Vice President of Patient Services / Chief Nursing Officer, Wooster Community Hospital)

Pete Kandis (Vice President of Finance, Aultman Orrville Hospital)

Dr. Brooke Krause (Faculty, The College of Wooster)

Wendell Martin (VSC Patient Representative; Pastor and Missionary)

Dr. Mason Monheim (Dentist, Orrville Family Dental)

Dr. Bernadette Paul (Professor of Health & Nutritional Studies, University of Akron)

Amanda Roth (Nurse Manager, The Cleveland Clinic, Wooster)

Steve Shapiro (Retired Entrepreneur and Major Donor to VSC)

Jeff Stewart (Director Ohio Immigrant Worker Project)

Larry Schwartz (Vice President of Sales, Wooster Brush)

Tracy Smith