Rising Sun Health Center, a program of Public Health Management Corporation and one of five nurse-managed federally qualified health centers in the PHMC health network, opened the doors of their new health center this fall at One & Olney Square.

The 7,500 square foot facility is three times larger than Rising Sun’s previous area location, allowing for expanded services including primary care and social services, along with elder-friendly facilities and 12 state-of-the-art exam rooms. It’s more than what they had at their previous site.

“We’ve been getting a lot of people,” said Mariam Salahou, a nurse practitioner at Rising Sun.  “People will be like, ‘Oh yeah, I go to that place.’ ‘You guys moved here?’ ‘I live back there.’ ‘I live next door.’ We’ve been getting a lot of them.”

Rising Sun Health Care Center, is a program of Public Health Management Corporation and one of five nurse-managed federally qualified health centers in the PHMC health networkData from PHMC’s 2012 Pennsylvania Household Health Survey indicated that last year, more than 30,000 residents in the community surrounding Rising Sun Health Center utilized a community health center or public clinic. There are an estimated 35,500 uninsured people in the neighborhood. Around 20,900 don’t have a regular source of care and 29,900 who, in the last year, chose not to seek needed health services due to cost.

The Household Health Survey is one of the largest local health surveys in the county and a unique regional resource. The expansion of Rising Sun Health Center will help provide accessible, affordable health services to those who need it the most.

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