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Health Center Oxford

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 southern Chester County community.

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.

Location and Hours

LCH Health and Community Services Oxford is located in the Eckman Building across the street from Sacred Heart Church and between Wells Fargo and the Redner's Shopping Center.

Hours

  • Monday 8 am - 5 pm

  • Tuesday 8 am - 5 pm

  • Wednesday 8 am - 5 pm

  • Thursday 8 am - 5 pm

  • Friday 8 am - 12 pm

Medical services are also available via Telehealth.

Driving address Oxford: 303 North 3rd Street, Ste. #2 Oxford, PA 19363. NPI#1760854293 Our health centers are located in Kennett Square and Oxford, with our specialty services site located in West Grove.

 

 

Primary & Acute Care

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

Primary and Acute Services

  • Physical exams, wellness visits, and immunizations

  • Diagnosis and treatment for chronic illness

  • Minor injuries, aches, and pains

  • Behavioral health counseling

  • Counseling for behavioral modification and lifestyle changes

  • Referrals to specialty care

  • Minor surgical procedures and wound care

  • Testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases

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.

Dr. K. sees checks patient's heart

Schedule an appointment in the Health Center 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.

MA takes vitals of patient

 

Nutrition Counseling

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

  • 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.

Nutritionist Linda Johnson, RDN, talking with a patient in a consultation room

Meet our Nutrition Counselor

  • Linda Johnson, RDN

    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist NPI#1619126505

    Linda Johnson, RDN

    Registered Dietitian Nutritionist NPI#1619126505

    When did you join the LCH team?

    I joined the LCH team in October 2019.

    Where did you go to school for your medical training?

    I attended Rochester Institute of Technology where I received my nutrition degree. I also received a Graduate Certificate in Integrative Health from West Chester University.

    What type of medicine is your specialty?

    In recent years my experience has been primarily family nutrition (Infants, children, pregnant and post-partum women) as well as weight loss counseling.

    Why do you like working at LCH?

    I like working at LCH as it gives me the opportunity to work with individuals at all different stages of life. I also like the team approach to patient care that LCH offers.

    What is your most important health tip for patients?

    Change takes time and being open to gradual changes is the first step to making positive changes towards improving our health.

Providers

  • Elaine Kirchdoerfer, MD

    Physician, Oxford Location NPI#1780624346

    Elaine Kirchdoerfer, MD

    Physician, Oxford Location NPI#1780624346

    When did you join the LCH team?

    I joined LCH in December, 2015.

    Where did you go to school for your medical training?

    I studied with the Penn State College of Medicine in Hershey, PA.  I also served in the National Health Service Corps.

    What type of medicine is your specialty?

    Family medicine.

    Why do you like working at LCH?

    The individuals and families that we serve at LCH—this is why I decided to work in the field of medicine.  I want to be there for those who need it most.

    What is your most important health tip for patients?

    Exercise and diet are the keys to good health and a long life. Even a little bit of walking each day goes a long way to making you more healthy.

  • 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.

  • Marthe Adler, MSN, CRNP, FNP

    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