Scranton Primary Healthcare Center, Inc.
Scranton Primary Healthcare Center is a single site Federally Qualified Healthcare Center located in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Our Center opened its doors on December 12, 1978 because of our founders’ Frances Hazucha and Martha McAndrew attempts to find medical attention for four poor people with serious health conditions. The initial efforts of these members of a local religious community have resulted in over 780,000,000 patient visits to Center providers since we opened.
Our Center has grown over the past 35 years to provide services in internal medicine, pediatrics, gynecology, a prenatal clinic and social services including an outreach to the area’s homeless population along with a dental clinic. In September 2005, we opened a medical expansion to increase pediatric and prenatal access. Our provider staff includes internists, pediatricians, nurse midwife, nurse practitioners, dentists, hygienist, expanded function dental assistant and outreach worker.
Our Center’s service area includes the City of Scranton, Dunmore Borough, Blakely, Carbondale, Jermyn, Archbald, Mayfield, Old Forge, Moosic, Taylor, Dickson City, Jessup, Olyphant and Throop. All services are provided at our 959 Wyoming Avenue location with exception of hospital visits, nursing home care and some of our outreach work.
Our target population is composed of Lackawanna County residents, many of whom are the victims of numerous health disparities. The poor specifically make up our special target population, most of whom are uninsured, underinsured, mentally and/or physically challenged. The Center attracts underserved users from the entire county, especially from the HPSAs in northern Lackawanna County as well as from the HPSAs in Monroe County southeast of Lackawanna County. The Center had 8,867 total users who generated 29,129 visits in 2014.
Our mission is to provide quality medical and dental services to the underserved and to do this under the direction of the governing Board and at a reasonable cost to the community. Scranton Primary Healthcare Center will continue to respond to the evolving trends and needs of our target population and service area.