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Stories from our Community

Joellen Rakow

Worked in every LFHS location

— JoEllen Rakow, Former Employee

As an almost 20 year employee of Lebanon Family Health Services, I had the opportunity to work in every location that LFHS occupied over the years.  In my heart, I knew that the patients, clients and community members who frequent LFHS deserved the best of facilities!   Therefore, my fondest memory is the groundbreaking at 615 Cumberland Street.  It was a huge effort on the part of all the supporters of LFHS, but so worthwhile!

 

I first came to LFHS in 1981 as the community health educator.  From the moment I entered the doors, it felt like family.  I knew the education and services provided were important to the community!  At that time, funding for reproductive health care and WIC was adequate and underserved populations did not suffer as they do today in our struggling economy.  I have worked in the human services field for over 35 years and many families today, especially the “working poor”, – more than ever before – do not have the basics, “food, clothing, shelter, and health care.”

 

If it weren’t for the health and nutrition services LFHS provides, many, many would not have access to any at all!!  LFHS has always been available to provide services to those who fall in the gaps, either without insurance or low income individuals who can’t afford to go anywhere else.


Phil Palanzo

Without prejudice, judgement or bias

Why Lebanon Family Health Services? Simply put….they are the best! With a focus on helping all those in our community that need help finding their way. Without prejudice, without judgment, without bias…just providing services for those that need care.”

Read Phil and Maryann’s story

Primary Care

Effective immediately, LFHS will be offering primary care services once month (Third Thursday of each month). Schedule is as follows:
 

Thursday September 20

Thursday October 18
Thursday November 15
Thursday December 21
  • Now Hiring!

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  • Freedom From Smoking®

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    The time to quit is now! Lebanon Family Health Services has openings in 3 upcoming Freedom From Smoking® sessions this September.

    • September 12 (runs for 8 weeks) at PA Counseling Services, 618 Cumberland St., Lebanon, PA 17042 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

    • September 13 (runs for 8 weeks) at YMCA, 250 N. 8th St. Lebanon, PA 17042 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

    September 25 (runs for 8 weeks) at Pinnacle health-Annville from 2:00pm to 3:00 pm.

    These are FREE eight week-long clinics run by professionals trained instructors that will help you break the tobacco addiction. Free patches, gum or lozenges are included. To register, call Ginny at 717-273-6741 ext. 224 or email her at ginny@lebanonfamilyhealth.org