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Wellsboro Health Center Medical Office Clerks Marlene Sayles (left) and Susan Phillips prepare goodies, including free bottled water, fresh fruits and vegetables, pill boxes, and hand sanitizer to celebrate National Health Center Week.
WELLSBORO, PA—On Monday, August 6, The Laurel Health Centers (LHCs) kicked off a week-long celebration for National Health Center Week (NHCW) to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers.
The Laurel Health Centers provided free healthy snacks and beverages as well as healthcare items, such as pillboxes and hand sanitizer, in honor of NHCW. Health Center staff also attended the Tioga County Fair in Whitneyville for Kids Day and Seniors Day to provide special health giveaways, fresh fruit and veggies, and information about the health centers.
“We provide a diverse range of services onsite from family-based care to preventive screenings—allowing our patients to get the care they need under one roof,” explains Ferlin Patrick, Physician Practice Director for the Laurel Health Centers. “When people have a convenient center for regular check ups and primary care, they stay healthier and cut down on unnecessary visits to the hospital.”
All six Laurel Health Centers offer family-based health services, primary care services, special health services, preventive screenings, acute care, long-term health services, and educational programs. These non-profit, integrated community health centers provide primary care services for all age groups in Tioga County. Strategically positioned to provide convenient, close-to-home care, the centers are located in Blossburg, Elkland, Lawrenceville, Mansfield, Wellsboro, and Westfield.
The Laurel Health Centers are accredited by the Joint Commission, the nation's oldest and largest standards-setting, accrediting body in healthcare. Dedicated to continuously improving the safety and quality of the nation's healthcare, The Joint Commission evaluates and accredits more than 15,000 healthcare organizations and programs in the United States, including more than 8,000 hospitals and home care organizations as well as healthcare organizations providing long term care, assisted living, behavioral health care, laboratory, and ambulatory care services.
As a federally qualified health center, the mission of the Laurel Health Centers is to provide high quality patient care regardless of one’s ability to pay. The LHCs provide care for uninsured and underinsured patients through a sliding fee program.
For more information on the Laurel Health Centers, call 1-800-808-LAUREL (5287) or visit laurelhs.org. To learn more about National Health Center Week, visit healthcenterweek.org.