To better serve working patients and help eliminate unnecessary use of Barnesville Hospital's emergency department, Barnesville Family Health Center now has Saturday hours from 8-11 a.m., by appointment.

Dr. Russell Lee-Wood said the staff of Barnesville Family Health Center is very excited to offer this service and although patients will be seen by appointment, they will try to work in those without an appointment who previously would have sought treatment at the hospital's ER.

Dr. Lee-Wood, Dr. Himalaya Patcha, physicians assistant Natasha Kline, and others will be available to serve existing and new patients. Call (740) 425-5160 to make an appointment. Barnesville Family Health Center is also open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and is located at 101 E. Main St. in Barnesville.