January 2021
A Message from the CEO
Happy New Year everyone! As another year begins, it is important to reflect back on what we learned from the previous year and grow stronger within ourselves. One simple way of growing stronger in 2021 is to make sure you have your annual physical and dental appointments made! We all need to make sure we are taking care of ourselves first in order to take care of others. Make that call today!

We are still in the middle of the COVID pandemic and CHDC did receive a small amount of Moderna vaccines for our staff the first week of January. We are anticipating the 2nd dose to be received as well and we requested more doses to assist with vaccinating eligible people per the Department of Health’s vaccination plan. For now, please contact your local hospital and there should be information on their website about getting the COVID vaccine.

We still have a long road ahead of us with this pandemic and it seems information is changing daily. The most important support CHDC can provide is for you to take care of yourself and your family and keep up with your well-checks! Please call 610-326-9460 to make your appointment today!

Warms regards,

Bridgette McGivern, CEO
Community Health & Dental Care, Inc.
Website Updates: COVID-19 Information
We now have a section of our CHDC website fully dedicated to COVID-19 resources and information!

We will be updating the site often with new resources, CHDC updates, vaccination information, and anything else needed to help keep our community safe. Click the button to check it out!
CHDC is Getting Vaccinated Against COVID-19
This month, CHDC received the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine! On January 6, we began administering the first dose to our staff. We look forward to serving our community by providing vaccines in the coming months, following the PA Vaccine Distribution Guidelines.

Johnson & Johnson has begun an initiative to provide vaccine distribution sites with Tylenol. All staff members will be given a small sample packet of Tylenol after they are vaccinated.

Check out the collage to see some familiar faces getting their vaccine!
Behavioral Health Educational Series
Behavioral Health Educational Series Part 1:

Types of Opiates/Opioids – Natural vs. Synthetic.
What is OUD and What Does it Look Like? 
What is MAT? 

When: Thursday, February 25th, at 5pm
Where: Hosted via Zoom - Register Online
Who: Open to Everyone

This 3-part Behavioral Health series will focus on Opioid Use Disorder. We will host this in live Zoom sessions, meaning that you will be able to hear from our staff, ask questions, and learn how CHDC can help. You won't want to miss this! Part 2 coming in March and Part 3 coming in April - stay tuned!

Click the button below to check out this event and get the link to register!
CHDC in the Community
Holiday Food Drive Partnership with Operation 143

This holiday season, our staff went above and beyond in our food drive to benefit Operation 143! In just 2 weeks, we were able to collect enough donations to fill an entire truck bed. Our contributions will go directly to food-insecure students in our community.

During a year in which so many people faced immense hardship, our staff and their families came together for a great cause. On behalf of Operation 143 and the students they serve, Thank You!
Important Health News
TCHC Virtual Town Hall

The Importance of Vaccines:
Building Trust within
Communities of Color
In case you missed it, you can watch a recording of last week's virtual town hall event, "The Importance of Vaccines: Building Trust Within Communities of Color" on YouTube. This informative event brought together healthcare professionals and community leaders to answer common Covid-19 vaccine questions.

We would like to thank everyone who worked hard to bring this event together, with a special thanks to our very own Irene Shepherd, CPNP, who represented CHDC and spoke on the panel. Check out the recording below!
CHDC Expands Dispensary Services with Pottstown Pharmacy Partnership

Community Health & Dental Care, Inc. and Pottstown Pharmacy have entered into a relationship to expand pharmacy services and medication discounts to patients in the Pottstown and surrounding communities.

CHDC patients can conveniently get their prescriptions filled either at the CHDC dispensary at the Coventry Mall, 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown 19465 or at Pottstown Pharmacy, 1501 East High Street, Pottstown 19464.

Pottstown Pharmacy also offers FREE DELIVERY service within our service area. Eligible patients who need access to medication at an affordable price- especially higher costs meds – can receive medication discounts. Eligible patients must be an established medical patient of CHDC and complete the required application to determine healthcare discount to be applied. Eligible patients applying for CHDC’s healthcare discount program may receive medications for as low as $5.00 a prescription. Referrals welcome.
Throughout the month of January, we are highlighting:

  • National Blood Donor Month
  • Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
  • Glaucoma Awareness Month

These awareness months encourage us to take the time to learn more about various health causes. Click the links to learn more and spread the word!
Community Health & Dental Care Services
Our Services
At CHDC, we believe everyone has the right to access quality healthcare. With three locations in Pottstown and our expansion into Barto, we offer a wide range of medical and dental services to take care of you and your family regardless of your insurance status.

Free Transportation and healthcare discounts are also available.

As a patient-centered healthcare center, our clients get a team of healthcare specialists, dedicated to you and your family. We address every area of your health at any one of our locations:

  • 351 W. Schuylkill Road, Pottstown (in the Coventry Mall, next to Dick's Sporting Goods)
  • 800 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
  • 700 Heritage Drive, Pottstown
  • 1315 Route 100 North, Barto - To see pictures of our newly renovated location, click here.
COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions
At Community Health and Dental Care, we are committed to a safe and clean environment as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. Locations have been triple-cleaned, all staff are wearing masks, and seating in lobby and waiting rooms are socially distant.

We want to send a special thank you to Transcend Facility Management Company, LLC for all they do to ensure our CHDC facilities are clean and safe. Check out this cool video featuring our main office at the Coventry Mall.
Octodent equipment have been installed in our dental facilities, and patients are being scheduled to allow for appropriate levels of social distancing in our facility. COVID-19 pre-screening includes temperature checks of all patients upon arrival for their scheduled appointment. All patients and staff are required to wear masks.

If you are an existing patient or looking for a new medical home, we invite you to schedule your next appointment by calling 610-326-9460.
Free Transportation
Community Health & Dental Care continually strives to provide the highest quality care for our patients.

At times, patients are unable to keep their
scheduled appointments due to unforeseen
transportation barriers.

Patients can schedule free shuttle service to and from any of our health center locations.

To view a full list of shuttle stops and program requirements, please CLICK HERE.
Welcome to the CHDC Family!
Please join us in welcoming our newest medical providers and staff who have recently joined our CHDC family over the last month!

Claudia Flores

Susan Mickletz
Patient Services Representative

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