Health Annex Sustains Its Services – Phone Contact Emphasized

Members of the Health Annex Team – awaiting a chance to extend “Virtual” primary, prenatal, dental, and behavioral health care to SW residents (L ro R): ChrisAnne Smith, Community Engagement Specialist; Sharrell Mason, Lead Patient Service Rep.; Antoinette Kenon, Dental Floater; Tina Miller Patient Service Rep.
Members of the Health Annex Team – awaiting a chance to extend “Virtual” primary, prenatal, dental, and behavioral health care to SW residents (L ro R): ChrisAnne Smith, Community Engagement Specialist; Sharrell Mason, Lead Patient Service Rep.; Antoinette Kenon, Dental Floater; Tina Miller Patient Service Rep.

The Health Annex, the core health care provider in central Southwest is open to serve its patients – within the limits required during the Covid-19 virus emergency. “All our services are open – primary care, dental, behavioral health, pre-natal, and others,” advised Emily Nichols, Executive Director of Family Practice and Counseling Network, the Health Annex parent company.  

Health Annex has provided care for Southwest area residents since 2003 and is conveniently located on the second floor of the main building in the Woodland Village Plaza at 60th street and Woodland Avenue. Normal hours of operation for primary care begin at 8:30 a.m. and continue to 7:00 p.m. except for Thursdays (until 5:00 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays (until 12:00 Noon).  

Dental and Behavioral Health care are available by appointment only.

“We prefer that patients call in first to our main number, 215 727-4721, to discuss their concerns so that we prioritize the work of our medical personnel,” Nichols continued.  “In fact, we are initiating contact with everyone who has appointments to enable us to serve their needs most effectively. The primary consideration in these stressful days must be on communication – with our patients and among our staff.”

This past year the Health Annex has greatly expanded the free community programs that contribute to its holistic approach to wellness. “These free activities like the Healing Moves (Qigong) and Yoga classes have been deferred during the present crisis,” said ChrisAnne Smith, Community Engagement Specialist. “For instance, the Qigong routines help reduce pain and stress, and speed recovery after an injury or surgery.” To find out more about the free group programs and when they will resume, email Karen Simpson, the Mind-Body Educator at Health Annex at ksimpson@fpcn.com or leave a message at 215,727-4721, ex 5165..  

For more general information on Health Annex services, visit the unit’s website at www.fpcn.com/health-annex/

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