Published on March 31, 2021

Fisher-Titus and Family Health Services Begin Renovation to Expand Health Care Access in Huron County

Residents of Huron County will soon have access to expanded health care services through a partnership with Family Health Services and Fisher-Titus. Fisher-Titus, Family Health Services, and Tusing Builders recently broke ground on the renovation of the former Food Town building at 265 Benedict Avenue, directly across from Fisher-Titus Medical Center.

“We are so excited to be a part of Huron County, creating access and continuity to care is our mission,” said David Tatro, chief executive officer of Family Health Services. “This partnership with Fisher-Titus will allow us to provide health and wellness services to all residents of this county. We’ve had great success in the surrounding counties with our four locations and look forward to bringing that same quality care without barriers to care for Huron County.”

The renovated building will be owned and managed by Fisher-Titus Health with over 7,000 square feet reserved for Fisher-Titus, housing various business operations departments.

Over 8,000 square feet is reserved for Family Health Services (FHS). In this space, Family Health Services will provide Behavioral health, Primary Care, and Dentistry services to Huron County. As a Federally Qualified Health Center, they provide care to all residents of the communities they serve, regardless of their ability to pay. Family Health Services accepts Medicaid, Medicare, and other insurances. A sliding fee scale is used for patients who do not have insurance or whose insurance coverage fails to take care of the bills, and pricing is adjusted based on a patient’s ability to pay.

FHS has been providing behavioral health services in Norwalk since November of 2020 on the Fisher-Titus Medical Center Campus.

“As we continually look for ways to provide the right care, right here for the residents of our community, working alongside Family Health Services just makes sense,” said Dr. Brent Burkey, president and CEO of Fisher-Titus. “According to our 2020 Huron County Community Health Assessment, almost 8% of our county has no insurance, and of those who do have insurance, 38% have public health insurance that may be prone to gaps in coverage. We want people to make their health and wellness a priority, regardless of their financial circumstances. Everyone should have access to affordable, quality primary care and behavioral health care, and Family Health Services is in a position to be able to provide that.”

Tusing Builders from Monroeville, Ohio will serve as general contractor for the project, which was designed by Hasenstab Architects of Cleveland and Akron, Ohio. The project is anticipated to be completed by the fall of 2021.

In attendance at Monday’s groundbreaking were representatives from FHS, Fisher-Titus, Tusing Builders, and Hasenstab Architects. In addition, Randy Runyon, President & CEO of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers traveled to Norwalk to celebrate the partnership of FHS and Fisher-Titus that will benefit the community for years to come.

To learn more about Family Health Service, visit FamilyHS.org or call 419-502-2800. Information on Fisher-Titus can be found at FisherTitus.org.