Lebanon Family Health Services Lebanon Family Health Services

Stories from our Community

Sue

Out spreading the word!

— Sue Szydlowski

Ten years ago I began volunteering for the Lebanon Family Health Services as a board member. For years, I had long been familiar with LFHS, but felt an agency of such value to the community deserved my attention.

 

When I became a member of the Board, I realized the breadth of services provided to the community far outreached my previously held perceptions.  It took me about a year to fully understand the range of services and the diversity of clients served by this wonderful agency.  As luck would have it, I became chair of the Outreach and Communications Committee, a perfect opportunity to “spread the word”.

 

It is an honor to support an agency which provides safe, respectful, clinically sound and above all, affordable opportunities to improve the lives of the members of our community. I feel passionately that families of all backgrounds deserve the best medical care regardless of economics.  LFHS provides a safe environment for teens in need of contraception and counseling with unique teen walk-in clinics.  Another aspect of LFHS that stands out for me is the WIC program (Women-Infants and Children) which not only provides funding for healthy foods, but also includes nutritional counseling, farmers market opportunities and breast feeding support.

 

I have long believed in the importance of all people acquiring quality healthcare.  The healthier our population, the more productive our community.  LFHS provides these opportunities for families of diverse backgrounds, regardless of financial status. Excellent healthcare is a right, not a privilege.   As a Board Member, I feel it is our duty to promote these opportunities and I am proud to serve this agency and above all, to support our clients.


Lucy Flecha

Reaching out to the Latino Community

One of my best memories about LFHS is when they held the first Latino Health Fair. Reaching to the Latino community was also in their agenda. Always being a step ahead for the sake and health of this community.

Read Lucy’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