Anyone looking to learn more about the changing face of healthcare should attend the Oswego County Opportunities health Services Open House from 2 to 5 p.m. Oct. 10.
In recognition of National Health Service Corps’ Corps Community Day OCO’s Open House will offer community members the opportunity to meet OCO’s health services staff and tour the agency’s Fulton Center at 522 S. Fourth St., Suite 400 and OCO’s Oswego Center at 10 George Street, Suite 100.
Penny Halstead, administrative assistant with OCO Health and Nutrition, said representatives from OCO Health Services will be at both locations to answer questions, and provide information on health services and programs such as: WIC; family and individual health insurance plans; Migrant Services, Outreach and Education; and Cancer Services which includes free cancer screenings for cervical, breast and colorectal cancer.
The Nation Health Service Corps (NHSC) focuses on building healthy communities that are designated in medically underserved areas with limited access to care. To achieve this goal the NHSC offers financial support to primary care providers in underserved communities. It makes it attractive for healthcare providers to practice underserved communities.
“Over the years we have had many healthcare providers on our staff who have benefited from NHSC support, including several of our current staff members. Their commitment provides access to quality healthcare and makes for a healthier community. We are proud to be a part of Community Corps Day and to celebrate our providers,” said Halstead.
For more information on the Health Services Open House at OCO’s Fulton and Oswego Centers, contact Penny Halstead at 315-592-0721, or visit the OCO website at www.oco.org.
OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations. For more information, visit www.oco.org.
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