GREENLAWN, NY —
The Dolan Family Health Center will expand its hours of operation in 2018 to meet the health care needs of the Huntington community. Beginning on January 9, 2018, the health center will open on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 8 a.m.-8 p.m., effectively adding an additional eight hours of availability each week. The Dolan Center will also operate on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Fridays between 8:30 a.m. -4 p.m.
"This will afford patients the opportunity to focus on preventative care and not access Dolan only for episodic care," said Dolan Family Health Center Medical Director William Gehrhardt, MD.
The Dolan Family Health Center has provided high-quality, comprehensive primary care to those medically underserved for 22 years. It also acts as the entry point into the health care delivery system for individuals and families seeking such care.
A committee to review operational hours found that numerous patients were concerned about access to health care. The ability to book later medical appointments was a top response from the more than 400 people who took a survey.
"We are listening to the voice of our community and responding to what its increasing needs are," said Kathy Giffuni, RN, assistant director of nursing-ambulatory, who chaired the committee.
For more information about the Dolan Family Health Center, call 631-425-5250.
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