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Exceptional Care for the Entire Family
Primary and Preventive Care
Berks Community Health Center offers your entire family primary and preventive health care services. Primary care is your first stop for health care. Why? Because your Primary Care Provider (PCP) and their whole medical team get to know you. They are your first contact and main point of contact for all continuing care. You become a very important member of the health care team, where everyone is dedicated to improving and maintaining your good health.
Primary care is the day-to-day healthcare given by one of our board-certified family physicians or nurse practitioners. As your PCP, he or she promotes effective communication with you and encourages you to be an active partner in your health care.
Primary care includes diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illnesses, health promotion and education, disease prevention, health maintenance, counseling, and coordination with specialists. Disease prevention, including vaccinations and screenings, is very important, because it is aimed at preventing diseases from happening, as opposed to treating diseases that already exist.Learn More
Berks Community Health Center is your child’s medical home both for when they are sick and well. Board-certified family physicians or nurse practitioners will care for all aspects of your child’s health needs and focus on their well-being from infancy through adolescence:
- Newborn visits
- Well child checks
- Same day sick visits
- Physicals – school, camp, sports, drivers test
BCHC accepts all forms of insurance, including CHIP and Medicaid, and offers a sliding fee discount program for those (with or without insurance) who have income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level.
About Newborn Care
Baby’s first visit is scheduled about one to two days after hospital discharge. Often your hospital care team will call us to make the appointment. If not, you can call to schedule the first visit, and we make sure newborns are seen promptly. From then on, your little one will be seen regularly for well-child checks, all immunizations, school and camp physicals, and same day sick visits if needed.Learn More
Your health is our priority. At BCHC, we offer adults comprehensive, primary and preventive health care for all ages: young adults through senior citizens. That means that our board-certified physicians and nurse practitioners are your primary source of healthcare and not only take care of you when you are sick, but encourage a healthy lifestyle through prevention and well visits:
- Preventive health and wellness
- Care of chronic medical problems
- Work, driver’s and other physicals
- Follow-up care after hospitalization and emergency room visits
- Same day appointments for sick visits and walk-in evening hours for “quick sick” visits for our patients
- Welcome to Medicare visits
- Annual physicals, including annual Medicare wellness visits
- Catch-up immunizations for adults
- Flu shots
- Women’s health care, including routine gynecological care
- Dental care
- Specialty care at the health center for podiatry, chiropractic care and optometry
Women have special health care needs, and BCHC provides a full spectrum of women’s primary care services:
- Gynecological care, including annual exams and cancer screening, reproductive health
- Birth control prescriptions, family planning
- Care for issues that arise as women age
Think You Might Be Pregnant?
Be Smart from the Start! As soon as you know you are going to have a baby, it’s very important to start prenatal care. Start prenatal care during the first three months.
Free pregnancy testing is available at all of our health center locations. There is no need to make an appointment, and you don’t have to be a BCHC patient. You may simply walk in and request a free pregnancy test at the front desk and our staff will take care of you. If you are pregnant, we will refer you for early prenatal care so you and your baby have the best chance to be healthy.Learn More