In 1975, Athens and the surrounding communities raised funds to establish a medical center on Vermillion Street. That facility was purchased by Princeton Community Hospital Association, Inc., in 1995. PCH built a new structure – the current Athens Medical Center – in 1997.
Conveniently located less than seven miles from Princeton, Athens Medical Center is a full-service medical clinic providing health care for patients with a wide spectrum of health issues.
Board Certified in Family Medicine, Dr. Jessica Aliff became Athens Medical Center's full-time physician upon Dr. Omar Kassem’s retirement in June 2015.
Dr. Aliff grew up in Princeton, attended Princeton High School, studied pre-med/ biology at Concord University, and earned her medical degree at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed her residency training in Lewisburg at Greenbrier Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Aliff has a life-long history with Princeton Community Hospital. She was born at PCH, her parents are both RNs and longtime employees of PCH, and she began volunteering at the hospital in middle school and continued every summer during her high school years.
Dr. Aliff said, “This is home, so serving the people of the area is like taking care of my own family members. I hope to become more involved with student health issues at Concord University, and I look forward to serving Athens and the surrounding area.”
Natasha Barker, PA-C, is a Virginia Tech graduate and a 1998 graduate of the College of West Virginia. She joined Athens Medical Center in 2007.
Athens Medical Center’s warm, friendly environment is designed to minimize your wait time and maximize your care. All insurance carriers are accepted, including Medicare and Medicaid, and they provide student health coverage for Concord University. The clinic offers unrestricted access for those with disabilities.
Monday through Friday • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
401 Vermillion Street
Athens, WV 24712
For an appointment, please call 304.384.7325