Healthy Living

Medical Facility Distance (mi.)
St. Ritas Medical Center 6
Lima Memorial Hospital 8
Grand Lake Heath System 19

The health care needs of Cridersville residents are met by several outstanding local and regional providers. St. Ritas Medical Center, Lima Memorial Hospital, and Grand Lake Health System are charitable, non-profit, comprehensive community hospitals. All provide a wide range of primary, acute and rehabilitative services to the regions residents.  The hospitals are also dedicated to assuring that the appropriate supply of healthcare personnel is available to our communities.

Dr. Sheldon Wical, a member of the Lima Group Family Physicians, operates a full service, family practice in an excellent facility on Cridersvilles west side.  Lima Memorial Hospital operates a satellite lab facility in the same building.

For emergency medical transport, our Cridersville EMT Service provides first-responder ambulance service to all three regional hospitals.  Our emergency medical technicians (EMT) are members of our local fire department.  Cridersville has thirty-one fully certified EMTs on staff.  In addition to our local ambulance service, the regional hospitals partner with Life Flight, an emergency helicopter transport service.

Cridersville residents also have the advantage of two top-quality health care centers.  Cridersville Health Care Center and Otterbein-Cridersville Retirement Community both are certified, skilled nursing centers providing high levels of care and comfort. They provide local residents with long-term care or short-stay options for respite and recovery.

At Cridersville Health Care Center is not just a care center for their residents, it is also a rehabilitation center as well. The offer rehabilitation for individuals that have had knee, hip, shoulder, etc... surgery. Cridersville Health Care Center will soon be a Phase III rehabilitation facility for individuals that seek those needs as well. Cridersville Healthcare Center is the only facility in the area that is able to offer an "ALL RN STAFF" along with Dr. Suman Mishr, MD, FACE and Dr. Ravi Kamepalli, MD to accommodate all your Skilled and Rehab needs!

At Otterbein Cridersville you can pursue the life you have always wanted. Pursue your dreams of doing the things you have always wanted to do, in a place where you can stay involved, explore new possibilities and surround yourself with caring people who can help make your dreams reality. Enjoy the communities of Lima and Wapakoneta. Take in the symphony. Be part of local theater. Have fun at the Summer Moon Festival or the Italian Festival. Shop for treasures in Lima’s thriving arts community. Hit the many golf links. Join the Tri-Moraine Audubon Society. Community living in spacious patio homes or apartments offers the security that only Otterbein Cridersville can provide. Otterbein Cridersville is a faith-based, not-for-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community founded in 1912 in Lebanon, Ohio. Otterbein has 14 communities throughout Ohio that offer continuum of care and lifestyle choices from independent living to assisted living, rehab therapy, and skilled nursing all on one campus. For more information on what Otterbein has to offer or to schedule a visit, contact Clarissa Frail, Healthcare Lifestyle Sale Councselor at 419-645-7160. For more information on Independent Living options, or to schedule a personal visit, contact Teresa Heitbrink-Ireland, Independent Living Sales Counselor, at 419-645-7151.

Beyond the physical health of our community, our spiritual health is nurtured by four local churches.  They include the Cridersville Church of the Nazarene, Cridersville Independent Baptist Church, Cridersville United Methodist Church, and St. Matthew Lutheran Church.  These are all active congregations filled with friendly, caring people.  They provide a wide range of church services, fellowship groups, and community events.