Cleveland Clinic Services Impacted by Water Shortage

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AVON, Ohio —  The Cleveland Clinic adjusted the schedule for some of its services in Avon and Avon Lake due to the water shortage in the area.

An intake system that brings water from Lake Erie into the Avon Lake Water Filtration plant froze up Tuesday night.

The following changes will be in effect on Thursday, Jan. 9.

Richard E. Jacobs Health Center (33100 Cleveland Clinic Boulevard in Avon)

  • Emergency Department will remain open
  • Surgeries/Procedures will be rescheduled or moved to another Cleveland Clinic location
  • Patient appointments will be cancelled up until 10 a.m.


Avon Lake Family Town Centre (450 Avon Belden Road in Avon)

  • Patient appointments will be cancelled up until 10 a.m.


Avon Pointe Family Health Center (36901 American Way in Avon)

  • Closed Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10
  • Patients will be rescheduled in nearby Cleveland Clinic locations


The Cleveland Clinic said it will continue to assess the water situation and keep patients informed.

Residents in Avon were asked to stop using water entirely because the level was at a critically low point.

Those in Avon Lake, North Ridgeville, Sheffield Village, Sheffield Lake, Medina County, the city of Medina and rural parts of Lorain County were asked to conserve as much water as possible.

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