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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.


Tammi

Help in a time of need

WIC has helped us through our time of need and I am very pleased with the care my son and I received from the staff at Lebanon Family Health’s WIC program.

Read Tammie,’s story

UPDATES

COVID 19

PLEASE NOTE:  LFHS remains open with adjustments made to our WIC program.  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.

  • Summer classes

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    Classes Beginning ONLINE July 15

    11am-noon

    5:30-6:30

    Call (717)273-6741 ext. 224

     

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    Diabetes Prevention Program

    Begins Tuesday July 28 at 5:15

     

    Call (717) 273-6741 ext. 310

  • STI Clinic Update: COVID-19 Modifications

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    Free Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Testing and Treatment Clinics

    In order to ensure patient safety, this year’s clinic has been modified to ensure social distancing practices. Therefore, all patients must make an appointment and wear a mask when visiting the office. All participants will receive a $20 gift card.

    Monday July 27, 2020

    *All days will have morning hours (8am-11:30) & afternoon hours (1pm-4:30)

    *Must Schedule an appointment to attend.
    NO WALK-INS ACCEPTED!