Our mission: Provide quality healthcare throughout our communities.
In 1978 Wirt County Health Services Association (d.b.a. Coplin Health Systems) was established as a non-profit organization. Since then, Coplin Health Systems has expanded into seven different facilities located in Wirt County, Jackson County, Wood County in West Virginia and Meigs County in Ohio, including three school-based clinics.
Coplin Health Systems specializes in primary care services. Our healthcare providers offer a full range of services for the entire family. We provide access to preventative and quality primary care services, as well as acute care services, regardless of one’s ability to pay. We are advocates for children and families, alongside the communities and strive to give them the best possible care.
Our core values
We are committed to helping our patients to be healthy, and improve the general health of the communities we serve.
We do the right thing for our patients, at the right time, in the right way to achieve the best possible results.
We build positive relationships with each other, our patients, and the communities we serve by being respectful, honest, and caring.
We take personal responsibility for our work and encourage our patients to take personal responsibility for their health.
We offer affordable healthcare services to our communities, and make decisions that will ensure we can do so in the future.
- Coplin’s Beginnings
- Coplin Clinic and Hospital
- Continuing the Clinic
- Wirt County Health Services Association
Okey W. Coplin, M.D.
Wirt County Health Services Association (d.b.a. Coplin Health Systems) was purchased from Okey W. Coplin, M.D. and Robert W. Coplin, M.D., father and son. They served Wirt County’s health care needs for over half a century. Their dedication, inspiration, and loyalty to the practice of medicine will be long remembered and maintained at this facility. Dr. Okey Coplin practiced medicine during the first half of the 20th century.
Robert Coplin, M.D.
Dr. Okey Coplin’s son, Dr. Robert Coplin, returned home to serve his community after serving in the Army during World War ll. Robert Coplin initially created Coplin Clinic in 1948, about two years after his father passed away. The clinic was a general practice facility, but it also included a hospital which opened with a total of seven beds in 1949.
Eileen Boyce, Nurse
Dr. Robert Coplin did blood work, X-rays, and general medicine along with a small staff which included a nurse named Eileen Boyce. The hospital closed in 1960. Dr. Robert Coplin went into semi-retirement shortly thereafter and Eileen continued on with the Coplin Clinic until 1996.
Fearing the clinic would then close; the community quickly stepped and kept Coplin Clinic from failing. In 1998, the Coplin Clinic Board members raised money in the community and purchased the Clinic from Dr. Coplin. At this time the Coplin Clinic became owned and operated by Wirt County Health Services Association.