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Primary Health Network

100 Shenango Ave., P.O. Box 716, Sharon, PA, 16146


The Primary Health Network (PHN) was founded in 1984, with one small site. Our goal has always been to provide quality medical care to the people we serve. Since our inception, PHN, a private, nonprofit organization, has worked with local communities to implement a new model of healthcare: the Community Health Center.

The Primary Health Network (PHN) began as one small community health center, since growing to become the largest Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Pennsylvania, with over 45 sites in 16 counties throughout Pennsylvania and Ohio. We employ a medical staff that consists of 165+ physicians, dentists, physician assistants, certified nurse practitioners, and other health professionals. Our support staff includes over 600 employees, as well. Each year, we reach over 118,000 patients through health and educational services.

We offer comprehensive primary care and numerous specialty services, as well as working within communities by participating in health fairs and networking with local organizations. Our management is structured to engage and interact with communities, as the Board of Directors is composed of volunteer community leaders and residents from throughout PHN’s service area. These members guide PHN, encouraging community involvement.

At PHN, we strive to assist our patients toward a fuller, healthier lifestyle. As part of this drive, we offer health education, free pregnancy tests and blood pressure screens at medical sites, and patient transportation in select counties (Beaver, Clarion, Erie, Lawrence, and Mercer) to medical appointments. Personal attention, convenience, and expert care are available throughout the network, where you will feel at home through our patient-centered approach. The Electronic Health Record (EHR) has been implemented throughout the network, allowing PHN to keep up with technological advances in healthcare delivery. Adapting to the changing healthcare market, PHN participates in most managed care plans, processes most insurances, and offers a Sliding Fee Scale for discounts to eligible patients.

The Primary Health Network, a Federally Qualified Health Center, provides quality primary care services and access to specialty care commensurate with the needs of the people in the communities we serve. Services are offered regardless of age, race, creed, sex, national origin or ability to pay.