New Options Clinic opens in Viroqua
Vernon Co. residents now have easier access to a non-profit reproductive services clinic.
Options Clinic held a grand opening Thursday at its newest location in Viroqua.
Residents were able to tour the new facility and learn about the services the clinic has to offer.
The executive director says it's a much needed service for the county. "Vernon Co. has a high rate of uninsured and a high rate of poverty, so access to reproductive family planning healthcare and family planning is definitely something women and men need in this county," said Beth Hartung.
The clinic is dedicated in memory of Dr. Rick Renwick from Gundersen Health System who passed away this summer when his plane crashed in northern Wisconsin.
His daughter says it's quite the honor. "My dad spent his career focused on women's health and it was always incredibly important to him that these services were provided throughout Wisconsin, so we're really proud of him," said Danielle Renwick.
Options now has five clinics operating in as many counties.
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