LCH pediatrics team moves to West Grove during COVID-19
By Richard Gaw
By Richard L. Gaw
While La Comunidad Hispana (LCH) has had to put the grand opening celebration for its new pediatrics unit in West Grove on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, the doors to the new facility opened on April 13.
The pediatrics office is moving from its former location in Kennett Square to 105 Vineyard Way in West Grove, and will join LCH’s Women’s Health Center and Dental Center. Plans are also in the works for outpatient behavioral health to operate out of the West Grove location.
In response to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s stay-at-home orders in an effort to slow the rate of COVID-19, LCH’s pediatrics team will operate with limited services, but will see acute visits for children of all ages, including new patients, along with well child visits for children under the age of two.
LCH pediatrics is currently open on Mondays from 1:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Fridays 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Call (610) 444-7550 to schedule an appointment. Acute walk-ins are also available.
“It is so important to limit human contact in order to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Jeanne Casner, Chester County Health Department Director and LCH Board Chair. “The move of LCH pediatrics from Kennett Square to West Grove could not have come at a better time. This way, we minimize the number of patients in waiting areas while isolating our youngest, most vulnerable community members.”
LCH looks forward to hosting an open house celebration for the community in the near future.
“This has been a part of our vision, to expand our ability to care for all ages, with integrated wrap around services for our youngest community members,” said Mariana Izraelson, Psy.D., PMP, and LCH chief executive officer. “We are grateful to have such a centralized, beautiful space in our service area as we continue to grow and expand to best meet the needs of the southern Chester County community.”
To learn more about La Communidad Hispana, visit www.LaComunidadHispana.org