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Stories from our Community

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Preparing our future professionals

— Renee Gehman and Alicia Wike

The relationship between our Medical assisting program at the Lebanon County Career and Technical Center and the Lebanon Family Health Services began four years ago. The medical assisting students learn by doing and receiving valuable hands on experience at Lebanon Family Health.

Some of the things the students have been learning and doing at the LFHS are patient interaction, administrative skills, community health and clinical skills. They rotate their learning experiences through the clinic, pre-natal services and the WIC program.

Our favorite time of year is during April when MA students assist with the STI clinics and gain irreplaceable phlebotomy skills. Patient communication, the actual blood drawing process, called venipuncture and trouble-shooting are skills that can’t be learned from a book or in a classroom.

That’s why we are so thankful for the services and staff at LFHS for not only allowing our students to come and learn with them, but assisting them at becoming the best medical assistants that we know they can be.

 


Joy Meyer

Finding the “keystone” to the community for tobacco cessation

When I first became familiar with LFHS, I was coordinating a public health program in the county. I quickly learned that LFHS was a keystone of the county and with their help was able to promote the public health program successfully to community members who were truly in need of our services.

Read Joy’s story

UPDATES

COVID 19

PLEASE NOTE:  LFHS remains open with modified business hours and adjustments made to our WIC program.  We also implemented necessary modifications to our education programs in order to ensure safety.  For the safety of all visitors to LFHS, please see the guidelines for the use of masks. 

Please continue to follow the recommended precautions of hand washing, covering your mouth/nose if you sneeze and practicing social distancing.  Also, be aware of public health tips for safer sex.  Finally, stay informed about the signs/symptoms of Coronavirus infection and the local resources being put in place at WellSpan. For this information, visit their website .

Information on Lebanon County Emergency Resources.

  • Education Program UPDATES

    Due to COVID-19, the following adjustments will be made for our education programs:

    • Be The One: Building Resilient Children and Families (birth-age 8) is scheduled for: May 6, 13, 20, 27 at 9 am using remote options

    • T2 Diabetes Program:  all classes are currently being held using remote options.

    • Freedom From Smoking begins April 29 at 1pm & 30 at 5:30pm using remote options.

    Questions or to join:

    call (717) 273-6741 ext. 310 or e-mail holly@lebanonfamilyhealth.org 

  • Local food resources during COVID-19