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DHSS Press Release



Rita Landgraf, Secretary
Jill Fredel, Director of Communications
302-255-9047, Pager 302-357-7498
Email: jill.fredel@state.de.us

Date: April 11, 2013
DHSS-48-2013





DELAWARE PUBLIC HEALTH ANNOUNCES MIDDLETOWN HEALTH CLINIC HOURS REDUCTION


The Delaware Division of Public Health alerted patients last week by mail of a reduction in service hours at the Middletown Health Unit, Sexual and Reproductive Health Clinic at 214 N. Broad St. Middletown, DE 19709. This changed occurred on Friday, April 5, 2013. Services are still available on Tuesdays and Fridays during 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The WIC office hours will remain the same and are not impacted by the reduction in health clinic service hours.

The Public Health clinic hours are being reduced due to low patient numbers and a need to consolidate services. Patients of the Health Unit may continue to schedule appointments or walk-in for services on Tuesdays and Fridays. Or, if they prefer to schedule during other hours, in the letter announcing the change in service hours, patients were sent a listing of medical providers that also provide services in the area. These medical providers accept Medicaid, private insurance, and have a sliding scale fee system for those without insurance.

Patients needing medical records or further information from the Middletown Public Health Clinic at 214 N. Broad St., can call 302-378-5200.

On days that the Middletown Health Unit is not open, patients may call the Porter State Service Center in Wilmington at 302-777- 2860 if they would like to speak to a nurse. For additional information on specific medical tests, patients can call the CHAP/VIP program at 1-800-996-9969 or call 211 for referrals to services. Or visit www.delawareuninsured.org.



Delaware Health and Social Services is committed to improving the quality of the lives of Delaware's citizens by promoting health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency, and protecting vulnerable populations.





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