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The LCH Community Health Center in Kennett Square, PA

We are dedicated to helping adults, teens, and children to be and stay healthy.

Our team of primary care providers, chronic care specialists, nurses, behavioral health consultants, case workers, medical assistants, nutritionists, and interpreters work as a team to provided integrated, Person-Centered Care to the greater Kennett Square community in southern Chester County.

Insurance or no insurance, LCH will take care of you. We evaluate everyone to determine eligibility for discounted services. Our sliding scale fees are based on your income and family size. We don’t turn anyone away due to inability to pay.

Hours

LCH Health and Community Services Kennett Square is located on West Cypress Street, just outside of the Kennett Square Borough.

Hours

  • Monday 8 am - 8 pm

  • Tuesday 8 am - 8 pm

  • Wednesday 8 am - 8 pm

  • Thursday 8 am - 8 pm

  • Friday 8 am - 12 pm

In addition to medical services in our Kennett Square health center, appointments are also available via Telehealth. ¿Habla español? Nuestros especialistas médicos hablan español y inglés.

Driving address Kennett Square: 731 West Cypress Street Kennett Square, PA 19348. NPI#1285984476. Our health centers are located in Kennett Square and Oxford, with our specialty services site located in West Grove.

 

In partnership with the Domestic Violence Center of Chester County (DVCCC), counselors and advocates from DVCCC are on-site in our West Grove and Kennett Square locations.

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Primary & Acute Care

LCH believes in quality, person-centered care for all members of the community.

Primary and Acute Services

  • Physical exams and wellness visits
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    Physical exams and wellness visits

    Annual check-ups play an important role in your health. LCH will help you build an ongoing relationship with your primary care provider here in Kennett Square, so that we can quickly understand and easily address changes to your health. Our doctors and medical specialists see all ages, but for infants, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our pediatric office in West Grove.

  • Immunizations
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    Immunizations

    LCH Kennett Square follows guidelines from the Center for Disease Control for vaccinations. They are an essential part of good health—for you, for your family, and for the community as a whole. Talk with your provider about the next vaccine you need, such as your annual flu shot, or the next series of immunizations that your child needs as he or she continues to grow. Don’t have insurance or worried that your insurance won’t cover it? LCH provides vaccinations for patients without insurance or those with minimal coverage on a sliding fee scale based on income level and family size.

  • Diagnosis and treatment for chronic illness
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    Diagnosis and treatment for chronic illness

    Your body is constantly developing throughout your lifetime, but do not put off seeing a doctor when it comes to changes like shortness of breath or chest pain. We can help screen, diagnose, and provide treatment for successful management of diseases like high blood pressure and diabetes. If addressed early, we may even be able to help prevent the onset of the disease.

  • Minor injuries, aches, and pains
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    Minor injuries, aches, and pains

    The doctors and medical specialists on LCH Kennett Square’s primary care medical team can help with injuries and wound care that might be too serious to cure at home. If you are in a life-threatening situation, dial 911. But if you have a situation that does not require an emergency room visit, we can help.

  • Behavioral health counseling
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    Behavioral health counseling

    Our dedicated team of behavioral health consultants work with our Kennett Square primary care providers to support your mental health and wellness. We have three levels of care: integrated behavioral health, outpatient therapy, and medication management. Our psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and behavioral health counselors are dedicated to supporting you through important behavior modification and lifestyle changes. Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Are you worried about the mental health of a friend of a family member? The LCH behavioral health team is here for you.

  • Referrals to specialty care
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    Referrals to specialty care

    The medical world can be complicated. As your medical home in Kennett Square, LCH is your first stop on a supported journey through your health care needs, whether they are with LCH or another medical office. Our Social Assistance Team will connect and advocate for you in the next steps needed for your care.

  • Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment
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    Sexually transmitted disease testing and treatment

    Sexually Transmitted Diseases are a considerable risk for those who are sexually active. Our Kennett Square location provides STD testing, discusses results and care, as well as prevention methods for men and women. Interested in family planning and/or contraception? We can connect you to our Women’s Health Center in West Grove to talk through your options for birth control, or how to best get started with preparing for pregnancy.

We emphasize preventive care, and educate our patients on how life experiences and influences at work and at home can affect overall health.

Through our integrated electronic health record system, LCH Centricity, service providers can understand social and environmental influences firsthand on each patient. The LCH team has a full understanding of a patient’s situation, and works together to help move the patients forward to the next level of health, independence, and confidence.

LCH is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level I Physicians Practice Connections ® – Patient-Centered Medical Home ™. LCH is a Federally Qualified Health Care Center (F and a Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) Deemed facility.  In 2013, LCH was in listed as one of the top five Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC’s) out of the 40 FQHC’s in the state of Pennsylvania.

Photo of Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Jessica Fuentes, MSN, CRNP, with female patient in exam room for primary care visit

Schedule an appointment in Kennett Square today

610.444.7550

Chronic Care

Our specialists work with patients and their families on how to manage chronic diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Schedule a Chronic Care consultation today

It takes lifestyle change to manage a chronic disease, and the whole family needs to understand how to support healthy choices for the health of the patient.

Care managers, health educators and social services staff work together to ensure the patient is making healthy lifestyle changes to manage their chronic diseases. LCH continues to bring awareness and resources to the community through outreach and programs.

Medical assistant tends to a patient in exam room

 

The doctors and medical staff at LCH Kennett Square are dedicated to providing care for the whole community, regardless of insurance status or income level. We accept most private insurances, Medicaid, and Medicare, as well as patients without insurance. Our sliding fee scale is based on income level and family size, so health services are accessible, affordable, and fair for everyone. Regardless of insurance, we screen every patient to see if they qualify for our reduced fee services.

Nutrition Counseling

Integrated nutrition counseling provides important education and coaching for patients of all ages.

What is Nutrition Counseling?

  • What is nutrition counseling?
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    What is nutrition counseling?

    Nutrition counseling is learning about healthy eating strategies to live a healthy life.

  • Why do people need nutrition counseling?
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    Why do people need nutrition counseling?

    It depends. Some people want to lose weight. Some people might have diabetes or another chronic condition that requires you to pay more attention to what you eat. Or they have a child who is a picky eater and they need some strategies for getting more fruits and vegetables in their diet. Food is a very important part of your health and your life!

  • How long does it last?
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    How long does it last?

    Appointments are typically 30 minutes. If more time is needed, more time can be scheduled.

  • Can I bring my partner with me?
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    Can I bring my partner with me?

    Of course! you can bring a family member with you if you would like.

  • Do I have to be a patient at LCH in order to receive counseling?
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    Do I have to be a patient at LCH in order to receive counseling?

    Nutrition counseling is for members of LCH on the medical side, so you do have to be a patient of one of our health centers. We are accepting new patients, so please join us!

Our Registered Dietitian Nutritionist teaches patients on healthy eating for many different reasons.

Patients meet with the nutritionist for reasons like prevention, weight loss, wellness promotion, and disease-specific diets as prescribed by our medical providers.  Nutrition education can also help families with meal time planning, infant and child nutrition, and breastfeeding.

Providers

  • James Cardasis, DO

    Interim Medical Director, Physician NPI#1275590556

    James Cardasis, DO

    Interim Medical Director, Physician NPI#1275590556

    When did you join the LCH team?

    I joined the team in August 2019.

    Where did you go to school for your medical training?

    I attended Emory University in Atlanta, GA  for my Bachelor of Science degree and the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine for my medical school education.

    What type of medicine is your specialty?

    Family Medicine,  but I am also certified in Functional Medicine, a form of integrative medicine that seeks to get to the root cause of complex chronic disease.

    Why do you like working at LCH?

    I like LCH because every on is so positive and pleasant. There is a very unique culture in our staff the is infectious (in a good way).  The patients are also super pleasant and appreciative of the care we provide.

    What is your most important health tip for patients?

    The most important tool that you have is your fork!  We truly are what we eat and we get to make choices many times a day about what we put in to our bodies. Food is sharing, love, culture, energy and information for our bodies. Learn very carefully how to eat for good health and a good life.

  • Jessica Fuentes, MSN, CRNP

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1194199224

    Jessica Fuentes, MSN, CRNP

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1194199224

    When did you join the LCH team?

    I joined in November 2018.

    Where did you go to school for your medical training? 

    I studied Nursing and got my Masters of Science at The University of California San Francisco and my Family Nurse Practitioner certification at Sonoma State University.

    What type of medicine is your specialty?

    I specialize in Family Medicine and Community Health.

    Why do you like working at LCH?

    I enjoy helping the community where I live and work. I believe that equal access to health care is a right and I appreciate that LCH provides exemplary care regardless of your social, economic or immigration status.

    What is your most important health tip for patients?

    Do one thing that makes yourself happy every day. People forget the importance of the mind, body, and spirit connection. We must take care of our whole-selves.

  • Fatima Sattar, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1184087967

    Fatima Sattar, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1184087967

    When did you join the LCH team?

    I joined LCH in May, 2016.

    Where did you go to school for your medical training?

    I completed my Associate’s Degree in Nursing with Luzerne County Community College and then my BSN and MSN at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.

    What type of medicine is your specialty?

    Family medicine.

    Why do you like working at LCH?

    It has long been a passion of mine to help those most in need and I like that LCH focuses on culturally appropriate and equal care regardless of insurance status. The strong community ties, integrated primary/behavioral health model, and all of the social services and education at LCH are exactly what is needed to decrease health disparities and improve population health.

    What is your most important health tip for patients?

    I think the single most important health tip for anyone, not only our patients, is to get up and move! So many of the health problems we face today can be averted with just 30 minutes of moderate exercise each day.

  • Cheryl L. Fattibene, DNP, MSN, MPH, CRNP

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1164680625

    Cheryl L. Fattibene, DNP, MSN, MPH, CRNP

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1164680625

    When did you join the LCH team?

    I joined LCH in March 2018.

    Where did you go to school for your health care training?

    I obtained master’s degrees in nursing and public health at the Yale School of Nursing and Medicine concurrently and graduated in 1990 from their joint program.  I am currently in a nursing doctoral program at Regis University.

    What type of healthcare is your specialty?

    Family practice.  I am certified in family practice as well.

    Why do you like working at LCH?

    Much of my professional practice has been working with underserved communities in federally qualified health centers so LCH is a good fit for me.  I knew LCH when it was Project Salud and applaud its work with the community it serves. I’m proud to be part of the LCH team!

    What is your most important health tip for patients?

    Be an advocate for yourself and your loved ones when it comes to health care.  Ask for what you need and reach out when you need our help!

  • Marthe Adler, MSN, CRNP, FNP-C

    Certified Family Nurse Practitioner NPI#1295382232

Understanding the needs of patients

  • With our new electronic health record, I have a full understanding of what the patient is going through, and what the patient needs. We are truly an integrated team, and together we change lives.

    Abner Santiago, LCH Behavioral Health Consultant

  • Many factors influence the health of our members. At LCH, we understand these factors on many levels. This is why we provide so many services under one roof. I know that my patients are getting the care and referrals they need to become and stay healthy.

    Marybeth Rizzo Moore, LCH Nurse Practicioner

  • In order to gain a full understanding of patient needs, we must have an understanding of where the patient has been, and where the patient wants to be.

    Daphne Alos, LCH Interpreter and Patient Advocate

Contact Us

610.444.7550