Air Evac in Wetzel County closing immediately

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October 31 2021 11:59 pm

The Air Evac Lifeteam 78 base in Wetzel County will be closing effective immediately.

HealthNet Aeromedical Services, owned by WVU Medicine, provides statement Wetzel County Air Medical Base

A spokesperson from Air Evac Lifeteam said low utilization of the service was a significant factor in the decision to close the base.

The Wetzel County air medical base opened in August 2008 and served patients within a 70-mile radius.

Employees of the Wetzel County air medical location have been offered positions at other Air Evac Lifeteam locations.

Air MedCare Network members in the following counties will receive a letter detailing their options, including a prorated refund: West Virginia – Doddridge, Harrison, Marion, Marshall, Ohio, Pleasants, Ritchie, Tyler, Wetzel and Wood; and Ohio – Belmont and Monroe.

The closest Air Evac Lifestream base will now be in Lancaster Ohio or St. Louisville, Ohio.

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