Health Care and Wellness

Meridian and Alta Now Operating in Howland

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — Patients of Meridian HealthCare and Alta Behavioral Healthcare can now receive services from both providers at the same location.

The two health-care providers are providing fully integrated care for families from space at Wexford Center at 1950 NE Niles-Cortland Road in Howland.

Meridian offers family medicine and outpatient behavioral health care for adults and families, including treatment for colds and flu, hypertension, diabetes, thyroid issues and others. The provider also offers regular check-ups and physicals as well as counseling for adults with anxiety, stress, relationship challenges and emotional struggles.

Chief Medical Officer Daniel Brown and Family Medicine Physician Gary Kraker will staff the new location, said Larry Moliterno, CEO. Meridian accepts most insurances and Medicaid.

“We believe our new Howland location offers the best of both worlds to Trumbull County residents,” Moliterno said. “That is, access to modern family medicine along with that old fashioned doctor-patient relationship. I know that Dr. Brown and Dr. Kraker are looking forward to serving their former patients as well as new ones.”

Alta provide behavioral health care for children, teens and families, including individual, group and family counseling. Therapists specialize in child and adolescent emotional and behavioral problems, as well as family dynamics. Case management and psychiatric services for children and teens are also offered at the new location. Most health insurances and Medicaid usually cover the cost of treatment, said Joseph Shorokey, Alta CEO.

“We have been serving children and families from Trumbull County for some time from our Youngstown location,” Shorokey said. “Now these families will be able to access our services from a location that is nearby and more convenient.”

Residents can contact Meridian directly at 330 318 3911, and Alta at 330 736 0073.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.