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Family First Health, a federally qualified health center, opens its doors to patients in Columbia, Lancaster County on Monday, October 11, 2016. The health center, located at 369 Locust St., will be the sixth location for Family First Health which operates five other health center sites in Adams and York counties.
A community assessment in 2014 found that while health services in Columbia were available for those with insurance but for those without, affordable and accessible care was difficult to find. The assessment also identified a lack of mental health services and noted individuals may not take prescribed medications due to cost.
Led by Dr. Marie Kellett, Family First Health – Columbia Center offers family medicine and participates in most insurance plans, as well as offers integrated, on-site behavioral health services. A sliding-fee scale based on family size and income is offered to those who are uninsured.
Join Family First Health staff for an open house Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with a ribbon cutting at 4 p.m. Doors open to patients for appointments on Tuesday, Oct. 11.
About Family First Health
Founded in 1970, Family First Health is a non-profit, federally qualified health center dedicated to increasing access to affordable, quality health care. With sites in York, Hannah Penn Middle School, Lewisberry, Hanover, Gettysburg and Columbia, Family First Health provides a broad range of primary health, dental care and social services to insured, uninsured and underinsured patients with the goal of improving the health of our communities as a whole. For more information, visit www.familyfirsthealth.org. Se habla español.