August 8, 2008

Keystone Mercy and DVCH to Offer Screenings for National Health Center Week

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Keystone Mercy Health Plan, the largest medical assistance care organization in Pennsylvania, in conjunction with Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc. (DVCH), a non-profit organization that provides community-based, primary medical, dental and behavioral health care services, celebrate National Health Center Week by offering free health screenings, information sessions on prenatal care and fun activities for the entire family, from August 13 through August 16.

Keystone Mercy Health Plan will provide attendees with blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose tests. In addition, members who receive prenatal and cervical cancer screenings provided by DVCH at this week's fairs will receive a $15 gift card. The activities will take place at: Maria de los Santos Community Health Center, Norristown Regional Health Center, and Fairmount Primary Care Center.

National Health Center Week, August 10 to 16, is a national campaign recognizing the services and contributions of America's community health centers. It's estimated that these health centers save the nation's health care system up to $17.6 billion a year by providing preventive care and significantly reducing hospital emergency room visits.

   WHO:              -- Maria Battle, senior vice president, Keystone Mercy Health                 Plan              -- Patti Deitch, president and CEO, Delaware Valley Community                 Health, Inc.              -- Dr. A. Scott McNeal, D.O., vice president and chief medical                 officer, Delaware Valley Community Health, Inc.     WHEN:              -- Maria de los Santos Community Health Center                 Aug. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.              -- Norristown Regional Health Center                 Aug. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.              -- Fairmount Primary Care Center                 Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.     WHERE:              -- Maria de los Santos Community Health Center                 401 West Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia                 215-291-2500              -- Norristown Regional Health Center                 133 West Main Street, Norristown                 610-278-7787              -- Fairmount Primary Care Center                 1412 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia                 215-235-9600  

Keystone Mercy

CONTACT: Keith Eckert of Keystone Mercy, +1-215-863-6762, cell,+1-215-527-7577, [email protected]; or Jennifer Chapple for KeystoneMercy, +1-215-922-7184, [email protected]