By Will Johnson
Messenger Reporter

HOUSTON COUNTY – The collateral damage caused by the closing of Timberlands Healthcare on Friday, June 30 is already apparent.

Following the hospital’s swan song, the Crockett Clinic was also forced to temporarily suspend patient services.

A press release from the clinic explained the action.

“The Crockett Clinic has been managed by Timberlands for the past three months. With the hospital closing, the Crockett Clinic will be forced to close, Friday June 30. Dr. Frank Smith, Dr. Richard Kelly and Dr. Chris Haeckler are working diligently to reorganize the clinic, so that they can reopen soon,” the media release stated.

“We greatly appreciate the caring, concern and support of the community,” the statement continued.

The communique indicated patients of the clinic who need prescription refills – either by mail or from a local pharmacy – should take their bottles to an area pharmacy to replenish the medications.

“We will authorize refills for up to 90 days so you can maintain your health. We look forward to serving our patients soon,” the statement concluded.

Will Johnson may be contacted via e-mail at wjohnson@messenger-news.com.