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RCH Wellness Offers Affordable Labs and Weight Loss Solutions

The clinic started as a walk-in urgent care clinic but now focuses more on weight loss and labs for bloodwork
RCH Wellness Offers Affordable Labs and Weight Loss Solutions
Matt West, RCH Wellness. Photo by Christy Lattin.

Author: Christy Lattin

Note: Article has been updated from its original version posted on June 23.

RCH Wellness is a stand-alone specialty clinic in Fallon offering low-cost lab work and weight loss solutions for Fallon and surrounding communities. The clinic was started last year by Matt West, PA-C and Justin Heath, DO, to provide a cash-pay clinic for patients who may not have insurance-covered care. Patients may pay by cash, check, credit card or through a health savings account.

West said the clinic started as a walk-in urgent care clinic but is now focusing more on weight loss and labs for bloodwork. He explained that patients who need blood work done face a financial challenge if the hospital or their insurance doesn’t cover the labs. RCH Wellness can perform a complete blood count, metabolic panel and lipid profile lab for $100, a much lower cost than other providers West said. Additional blood tests for thyroid, vitamin testing and testosterone can be added for just $25 each.

“We’ve got the lowest lab prices in northern Nevada,” West said. “Our prices are rock bottom.”

The blood draws are performed by trained phlebotomists on Mondays and Fridays and are couriered to the Quest lab in Reno for analysis. West said patients can utilize a Quest online account to view lab results and have them sent to their primary care physicians for a future follow up.

An initial weight loss screening includes assessing a patient’s history, their current state, and the goals they wish to achieve. West said he spends time with each patient to ensure he prescribes the right medicine for them. The typical weight loss medications offered at RCH Wellness include phentermine, phendimetrazine, and semaglutide. They also offer Numetra brand food supplements which are low-calorie meals substitutes with protein and vitamins that dieting patients may be missing otherwise. Labs are taken at the initial consultation with a recheck coming after two months.

The clinic also offers Cryoskin treatment with a specialty machine for facial rejuvenation and slimming. It works by freezing the fat cells West explained. He also performs trigger point injections for patients experiencing knots in their muscles.

RCH Wellness is managed by West with Heath serving as the supervising doctor. West, who grew up in Hawthorne, has served as a paramedic, he worked in the local emergency room, and worked at an urgent care clinic in Fallon before branching out on his own. He enjoys the freedom the new clinic offers and is looking forward to offering more services. He is a certified Health and Life Coach from the Health Coach Institute and utilizes the Clarity Catalyst mindfulness program. He’s taken his life coaching skills into schools and offers one-on-one coaching with patients who need that support.

West also has a contract with a local manufacturer to provide on-site workers compensation medical visits, an agreement that saves the company money in the long run. But he is passionate about providing those low-cost blood draws.

“Those labs are a huge service for this community,” he said.

RCH Wellness performs labs on Mondays and Fridays, and holds weight loss appointments on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The clinic is located at 50 Commercial Way, call them at 775-455-4254.

 


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