March 05, 2021

Occupational, speech therapy now available in Prairie City

Pella Regional opened Therapy Services Clinic in January

Occupational and speech therapy are now available in Prairie City through the Pella Regional Health Center Therapy Services Clinic. Open since January, the clinic celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony and tour Feb. 10.

“We are very excited to be in Prairie City,” director of rehabilitation services Andrew Chenoweth said. “We had to kind of put it on halt a couple of times but we finally made it happen in January and we are glad to be getting going.”

Located in the former home of 163 Fitness at 404 South Commerce Drive, the clinic will provide services including physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and athletic training. According to Pella Regional, the therapy staff is dedicated to providing patients with the highest quality care with the goal of developing comprehensive treatment programs that relieve pain, restore mobility, increase strength and improve function.

“I am excited about our team we have assembled here and we’re just going to keep growing and make it a great endeavor here,” Chenoweth said.

While the therapy services were originally planned to be a part of the new clinic currently under construction on the east side of town, Chenoweth said Pella decided to give the services their own space. Everyone involved has been happy with that decision.

“We felt like, let’s give it it’s own space, and I think I’m going to like that decision. I think it is going to be good, we are just going to be a little bit separate,” Chenoweth said.

It is also important for not only the healthcare providers but city leaders to provide services as close to home as possible. The additional of the therapy clinic is helping do just that.

“I’m delighted. When I walked in here it looked great. I just hope we can continue to do some things, I think you know there is some good work going on on the other end of town,” Pella. Regional CEO Bob Kroese said. “We really believe healthcare should be as local as possible, so if we can health have good healthcare in Prairie City, that is a big deal for us, as well.”

Prairie City Mayor Chad Alleger agrees, hoping to continue bringing more to Prairie City.

“This is just another little tick in something else we have in our community,” Alleger said. “What I want to do for Prairie City is to get as much in town so we don’t have to go outside of our community to live our daily lives. Thank you for coming to Prairie City and opening this place.”

To schedule an appointment for therapy services in Prairie City, call 641-628-6623. Primary Care and Mental Health services are also available in Prairie City at 100 E. Jefferson by calling 515-994-2617.

“We have plenty of good space here,” Chenoweth said. “It is relatively condensed but I think it is perfect for this area and for meeting the needs of your community.”

Contact Jamee A. Pierson at 641-792-3121 ext. 6534 or jpierson@newtondailynews.com