Compassion Health Toledo in Now Open

The Truth Staff

Compassion Health Toledo opened the doors to its new facility at 1055 Dorr Street on March 5 and is accepting calls to set up appointments for individuals in need of affordable health care, said Anne Ruch, MD, executive director and the clinic’s obstetrician/gynecologist.

The original site of Compassion Health Toledo, 1638 Broadway, opened in July 2017. According to Dr. Ruch, that building serves about 700 patients per week. The Dorr Street facility is expected to handle about 20,000 patients per year, said Dr. Ruch.

The Dorr Street clinic is housed in the former Mott Branch Library which the City of Toledo, the property owner, opened to the public for request for proposals several years ago. The Compassion Health Toledo proposal, which included an offer to invest $500,000 in the property, was accepted.

The interior of the building is now completely unrecognizable to those who were familiar with the library. Kelly Alter, AIA, of The Collaborative, is the architect whose remarkable work fashioned a medical center from a library.

Compassion Health Toledo on Dorr Street accepts most insurances including Medicare and Medicaid. The clinic will also serve the uninsured with fees based on a sliding scale based upon a patient’s ability to pay.

There are three family doctors who will be staffing the clinic, along with a gynecologist, a midwife, a nurse practitioner, a physicians assistant and a cardiologist on call.

Appointments can be made by calling 567-661-0565.