The health care provider formed by the merger of Lancaster Health Center and Welsh Mountain Health Centers will be known as Union Community Care, the two organizations announced Friday.
The two federally qualified health centers announced in November that they are merging to provide primary care, dental care, behavioral health, and social services throughout Lancaster and Lebanon counties.
“Union Community Care’s new mission and vision not only blend together two deeply rooted organizations, but they set the stage for what we stand for,” Alisa Jones, Union Community Care president & CEO, said in a statement.
Services, locations, fees, and the sliding-fee discount program will remain the same. Patients and community members can call the same phone numbers they usually do to schedule an appointment. More information can be found at Union's newly launched website, unioncommunitycare.org.
Lancaster Health Center and Welsh Mountain Health Centers brand identities will continue to exist for a while as both organizations transform into Union Community Care. Signs, social media, and websites will be updated over the next few months.
In addition to the new name and identity, Union Community Care has new mission and vision statements:
- Mission: Union Community Care’s purpose is to spark equity through patient-led healthcare that welcomes and strengthens our communities by integrating body, mind and heart.
- Vision: Union Community Care envisions vibrant and healthy communities supported by inclusive healthcare that embraces each member’s unique culture, needs, and values, and emboldens them to make healthful choices that fuel their well-being and the well-being of others.