Lara Johnson, PA-C
Titusville Area Hospital (TAH) is pleased to announce the Tidioute Health
Center located at 115 Main Street in Tidioute will open Tuesday, January
7, 2020. The office will operate as a family medicine clinic providing
care for all ages. The office is affiliated with the Tionesta Health Center
and Oil Valley Medical Group (Oil Valley Internal Medicine and Oak Street
Lara Johnson, PA-C will be the healthcare provider in Tidioute. Lara was
born and raised in Titusville. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in athletic
training from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science
in exercise science and health promotion from California University of
Pennsylvania, and a Master of Health Science as a Physician Assistant
from Lock Haven University. She is board certified as a physician assistant.
Tidioute Health Center will be open weekly on Tuesday and Thursday from
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Ms. Johnson also provides care at the Tionesta Health
Center Monday, Wednesday and Friday. As a patient of the Tidioute office,
you will be able to be seen either at Tidioute or Tionesta by the same
provider and assisted by the same staff. Phone calls will be answered
five days a week and appointments will be made for either Tidioute or
Tionesta, depending on what day you want to be seen and the preferred location.
Medical appointments are always preferred. However, walk-in patients are
welcome and will be examined as the schedule permits. The office will
offer the following services:
- Physical/Wellness exams including immunizations, vision and hearing screenings
- Acute care visits
- Chronic disease management
- Performance of EKG and spirometry
- Repair of simple skin lacerations and tears
- Lab testing including drawing of blood, throat and urine cultures
- Employment physicals including PPD skin tests
Lab draws will be available Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Anyone
can have his or her labs drawn at the office, even if you are not a patient
at the office. Although appointments are not necessary, a physician order
is required for the blood work.
Most insurances including Medicare, Medicaid and commercial insurances
are accepted. If you do not have insurance or have a limited income, you
may qualify for free or discounted care through the
financial assistance program at Titusville Area Hospital. Call (814) 827-1851
ext. 2910 for more information on the financial assistance program.
If you are an existing patient of the Tidioute office, you will need to
sign a release since the office is transitioning from a service of Warren
General Hospital to a service of Titusville Area Hospital. To request
a release or establish as a new patient at the office, please call the
Tionesta office at (814) 755-3631. The office will assist you in transferring
your records. Appointments prior to January will be scheduled at the Tionesta office.
“We have had the pleasure of working collaboratively with the Tidioute
Area Health & Dental Center, Inc. (TAHDC) Board of Directors for several
months. With Tidioute being part of the TAH service area, it became our
mission to fulfill the request to provide healthcare. I am delighted to
be able to have a presence in the community and serve the healthcare need,”
stated Lee Clinton, CEO of TAH.
"On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Tidioute Health Center,
we are pleased to welcome Titusville Area Hospital as a provider for services
to the Tidioute community," stated Cindy Paulmier, Acting President of TAHDC.
Titusville Area Hospital is dedicated to providing the highest level of
care to you and your family. To learn more about Titusville Area Hospital
visit our website at titusvillehospital.org. Titusville Area Hospital,
more than a hospital.