Jacobus Center closing after nearly 5 decades

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After serving the Cortland community since 1972, the Jacobus Center for Reproductive Health will close permanently by month’s end.

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Staff will remain on-hand after September 30 helping patients find other providers in the community.

County health officials say the original plan was to shut the clinic down gradually over the course of several months, but that got sped up as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and recent staff resignations.

Interim Public Health Director Lisa Perfetti said there’s been a downward trend in visits to the center.

“The healthcare system in general has evolved and expanded,” Perfetti said. “Many area healthcare providers are now fully able to meet this need, and in fact are already providing these same services.”

Examples of that transition from the health department to community providers include the Home Care Agency, Hospice, Maternal Child Health Program and the MOMS program.

Current patients who require support to transition to local healthcare providers can call 607-753- 5027 for assistance.

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