Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

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October 31, 2007

WIC office moves

Plan is to return to damaged building

After being closed for two days because of smoke and water damage the Indiana Health Center, which administers the Women, Infants and Children program in Howard County, has reopened.

The Indiana Health Center opened today at a temporary location at 2016 West Sycamore Street.

“We’re up and running,” Jose Perez, chief operating officer for Indiana Health Centers, said. “We’re in the process of moving patient records.”

Perez said the center was closed on Monday and Tuesday while planning was taking place for the move to a temporary location.

The clinic, located at the rear of the Rodeo Plaza complex at 3100 La Fountain Street, received heavy smoke and water damage, but was not destroyed. Seven other businesses were destroyed in the fire.

The Kokomo Fire Department continues to investigate the Sunday fire to determine the cause. Seven businesses were destroyed in the blaze.

“We’re up and running at the site now,” Perez said. “There has been a lot of cooperation with our community partners and volunteers.”

Perez said Ivy Tech Community College has offered a demonstration dental chair for possible use to provide dental care to patients.

Indiana Health Centers intends to return to the facility behind Rodeo Plaza in the near future.

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