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