Severna Park health center to close doors CENTRAL COUNTY/Arnold * Broadneck * Severna Park * Crownsville * Millersville

November 26, 1992

Citing a declining area need for services, the county Health Department will close the Severna Park Health Center before the new year.

The last clinic will be conducted Dec. 11.

Health Department spokeswoman Evelyn Stein said Medicare-eligible children receiving care from the center, at 714 Baltimore-Annapolis Blvd., are transferring to programs that can provide more care, at no additional cost. The plans include the non-profit Caring Program, run by Blue Cross-Blue Shield.

About 240 family planning clients will be transferred to the Magothy, Odenton or Parole health centers, depending on convenience to the client.

The department will move an HIV testing site from Severna Park to the Brooklyn Park Health Center. The Health Department maintains five anonymous testing sites in the county.

Two of the center's community health nurses have transferred to other programs, and its nurse manager plans to retire at the end of December.

Closing the center will save the Health Department about $9,000 annually, Ms. Stein said.

The Severna Park Health Center opened in April 1964. The Severna Park Lay Health Association, a community-funded organization, owns the building and grounds.

Real estate agent is attacked, beaten

Local real estate agent Gary Hart was beaten by an unidentified assailant early Saturday morning outside a Severna Park convenience store, county police reported.

Mr. Hart, 41, of the 3700 block of Thomas Point Road in Annapolis, was walking out of the 7-Eleven store at Ritchie Highway and McKinsey Road at 2:07 a.m. when he got into an argument with a man.

Mr. Hart was treated for facial and leg injuries at North Arundel Hospital and released, police said.

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