Medical Care

We believe in whole health

At any life stage we integrate body, mind, and heart by providing primary care, dental care, behavioral health, and social services through a relationship that welcomes, strengthens, and helps our community soar. As a Patient-Centered Medical Home, we offer an inclusive approach to providing healthcare services that reflect the cultures, values, and needs of the individuals we serve. Our progressive care teams care deeply for their patients and come to our community with unique experiences and diverse cultural backgrounds.

To schedule a same day or same week in-person or telehealth appointment at one of our locations, please call 717-299-6371. For urgent medical concerns after hours, call 717-299-6371 to speak with an on-call provider. In case of a life-threatening emergency, please call 911.

COVID-19 update:

  • Please let us know if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or loss of taste or smell, and if you have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the past month, or have been in close contact with or live with someone who has COVID-19.
  • If you have an in-person sick appointment scheduled, please come to the appointment by yourself.

Family Practice Care

Preventive Care

Lancaster Health Center offers annual wellness visits for infants, children, and adults as well as all of the preventive services our community needs to stay healthy:

  • Yearly physicals for all ages
  • Cervical (PAP) screenings with abnormal PAP follow-up and colposcopy
  • Colon cancer screening tests you can perform at home and referrals for colonoscopies
  • Referrals for breast cancer screening
  • Screening for depression, substance use, and developmental disorders
  • Healthy weight management for children and adults
  • Screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure, and cholesterol
  • Screenings for infectious diseases like hepatitis and tuberculosis
  • Screenings for sexually transmitted infections
Immunizations

Lancaster Health Center provides all recommended immunizations for children and adults and participates in the Vaccines for Children program to provide free of charge vaccines for children who are not covered by insurance or are underinsured.

Pediatric Care

Well child visits and sick visits are available for pediatric patients provided by Family Practice Care and Pediatric providers.

Medicare Annual Well Visits

We provide “Annual Wellness Visits” for all Medicare patients. These wellness visits are available to all Medicare patients at no charge to the patient.

Physicals for School, Sports, Work, and Drivers

Patients can schedule routine or same day appointments for school, sports, work and driver physicals. We do not currently provide Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) physical exams.

Chronic Disease Management

Our medical providers are equipped to take care of chronic conditions, like diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and more.

COVID-19 Testing, Vaccine, & Safety Information

Paying for a COVID-19 appointment and test

A Lancaster Health Center Provider will check your symptoms during an appointment and if they order a COVID-19 test for you to take, the cost of the appointment and the COVID-19 test will be 100% covered by your health insurance.

If you do not have health insurance, you will not have to pay for the cost of the appointment and the COVID-19 test.

COVID-19 vaccine information

Read more about the COVID-19 vaccine here

A healthy and safe patient experience

We will continue to care for our families, friends, and neighbors with COVID-19 symptoms, and have created a safe and protected patient experience by:

  • Having masks and hand sanitizer available for every in-person visit
  • Setting up our office spaces to meet social distancing guidelines
  • Cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing patient care spaces regularly and thoroughly
  • Continuing to screen for fever, symptoms, and close contact with others who have tested positive for COVID-19
  • Opening our Reynolds Middle School Health Center for well child check-ups & immunizations
  • Offering sick and preventive family care visits through telehealth based on specific health needs
Contact tracing and how to self-isolate in a large household

If you tested positive for COVID-19 – Lancaster Health Center will call and talk to you about how you are feeling and what you should do next. You can also count on us to call back and check in on your health as you recover. Additionally, we will help you come up with a list of friends, family, or neighbors you were in close contact with before your symptoms started so we can let them know they were exposed to COVID-19. This is called “contact tracing.” We will not give them your name or information.

If you tested positive for COVID-19 and live in a large household – If you can, use a separate room and bathroom than the rest of your family.  If you need to use a common area like the kitchen or living room, wear a mask, stay 6 feet from all family members, and disinfect any surfaces you touch.

If you were in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 – Lancaster Health Center will call and talk to you about how you are feeling and what you should do next. You can also count on us to call back and check in on your health as you recover.

Where To Go For Care

 

Family-Centered Maternity Care & Women's Health

Lancaster Health Center’s Family-Centered Maternity Care & Women’s Health services are led by our progressive and experienced team of providers. Our care teams provide a full-range of healthcare, education, and counseling during the many ages and stages of a woman’s life, and throughout the growth of their families.

Behavioral Health

Lancaster Health Center integrates body, mind, and heart by providing behavioral health services within your Care Team.

We provide Diagnostic Psychiatric Evaluation and Medication Management Services to patients who have a Primary Care Provider and Care Team here at Lancaster Health Center. Our Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner works collaboratively with your Care Team, including your Primary Care Provider and Behavioral Health Consultant.

Additionally, our Behavioral Health Consultant team provides brief interventions and short-term counseling for depression, anxiety, and other behavioral health conditions.

Referrals are available for more comprehensive and long-term counseling services within the community.

Refugee Health

Lancaster Health Center provides medical examinations, vaccinations, and follow-up care for newly arrived refugees, asylees, and immigrants in a culturally embracing environment using interpreter services. We offer an inclusive approach to providing healthcare services that reflect the cultures, values, and needs of the individuals we serve.

Substance Use Treatment

In collaboration with the RASE Project, we provide medication-assisted treatment options for patients with opioid/narcotic dependency. Treatment options include Suboxone, Subutex, and Vivitrol.

Patient Education

Lancaster Health Center partners with the Harrisburg Area Community College Nursing Program at our New Holland Avenue site to offer free patient education on many health topics/conditions. Nursing students partner with patients to develop healthy habits to meet each individual’s health goals.

Wellness Circles

-CURRENTLY NOT OFFERED IN-PERSON-

Wellness Circles offer individual care, group education, and peer support to patients experiencing a similar diagnosis. Lancaster Health Center offers group classes for expectant parents, new parents and their babies, diabetes management, and more!

For more information or to schedule a Wellness Circle session, please contact our Wellness Circle Coordinator at 299-6372 ext. 11210.

Pharmacy Voucher Fund And Use Of 340B Savings

Lancaster Health Center use of 340B savings to enhance patient care

The 340B drug program is a program designed to help safety net providers, such as Lancaster Health Center, stretch increasingly scarce federal resources and reinvest in patient care. Lancaster Health Center uses 340B savings to ensure patients that cannot afford their medication can still access their medication through our Pharmacy Voucher Fund.