WellSpan Health reaches beyond the walls of its hospitals to improve the health of the communities it serves. Community Health Improvement provides leadership and resources to address health status by identifying the determining factors that influence lifestyle and healthcare access issues. We have identified the following issues as being our top areas of community health improvement focus:
Childhood obesity, its impact on the development of chronic diseases, and the costs associated with its treatment are a pressing problem for today's society. It has been stated that this may be the first generation of young Americans, born today, who will have a shorter life span than their parents or grandparents if childhood obesity rates are not revised. Realizing the impact on our communities, WellSpan Health developed and implemented its coordinated, multi-faceted Growing Healthy prevention strategy to promote healthy eating and physical activity in York and Adams counties. Growing Healthy consists of four priority areas—communities, early childhood sites, health care settings, and schools—and is aligned with national recommendations to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.
Numerous barriers—such as culture, education, income, language, race and ethnicity, and lack of insurance—often make it difficult for individuals to obtain needed health care services. By identifying and reducing these barriers, WellSpan Health is committed to meeting health care needs by offering preventative health screenings in the community, empowering people to understand and make healthy behavior change, and connecting individuals and families to a medical home.
According to the National Cancer Institute, tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable illness and death in the United States. For some, though, quitting tobacco use can be one of the most difficult achievements of their lives. As a partner in your health, WellSpan offers many options for tobacco cessation, from classes and counseling, to self-guided programs created to fit your schedule. If you are interested in quitting, WellSpan Health provides the resources, education and extra push to make that goal—and a healthier you—a reality.
Opioid abuse and heroin use have affected and ended numerous lives throughout the U.S. To combat the opioid crisis in south central Pennsylvania, WellSpan is working to do its part to reduce drug addiction and overdoses in the communities we serve.
This search will provide you with WellSpan Medical Group and Northern Lancaster County (Ephrata) Medical Group primary care physicians and specialists. If we don’t have a WellSpan Medical Group physician to meet your criteria, the search will expand to include community physicians who partner with WellSpan Medical Group physicians through the WellSpan Provider Network or provide care to patients on the Medical Staffs of WellSpan’s Hospitals.×
Use your MyWellSpan patient portal any time to view available appointments, and pick the date and time that best suits your schedule.
If you don't have a WellSpan primary care provider and would like to schedule a new patient appointment with a provider who is accepting patients, just log into your MyWellSpan account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to see the offices that are accepting new patients in relation to your zip code. If you are not enrolled in MyWellSpan, go to https://my.wellspan.org, call 1-866-638-1842 or speak with a member of the staff at a participating facility to sign up. New patient scheduling not available at all practices/programs.
If you already have a relationship with a WellSpan practice, simply log into your account, and go to the Appointment Center section. As you progress through the scheduling process, you will be able to schedule an appointment with any provider or practice that already counts you as a patient. Online scheduling varies by practice/program.×