LORDS VALLEY - Citing an increased need for behavioral health professionals to provide outpatient services in Pike County, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers (WMCHC) welcomes Certified Physician Assistant Jenna Lasher, PA-C to its staff.   Lasher will treat adult patients at Pike Behavioral Health beginning June 9, 2014.
     “Staffing needs have grown at Pike Behavioral Health since we opened our doors just over five months ago,” stated Frederick Jackson, executive director of WMCHC.  “Jenna has a strong background treating patients experiencing a wide range of psychiatric symptoms as well as a desire to work in a rural setting.  She will be a great fit for our Lords Valley office.”
       Lasher received a Master of Science Degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Marywood University.  For the past seven years, she has been working as an adult psychiatric physician assistant diagnosing, counseling and managing conditions including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.  She was most recently employed at the private practice of Dr. Matthew Berger in Moosic.
       Lasher said she recognized “the great need for mental health care in Pike County” and has made it her “goal to help fulfill that need” upon accepting the new position.
Appointments to see Lasher at Pike Behavioral Health located in the Pike Family Health Center, Lords Valley are currently being made by calling 570-775-4081.
      WMCHC is a federally qualified health center clinically affiliated with Wayne Memorial Health System, Inc.  
   WMCHC accepts private insurances, managed care plans as well as medical assistance.  Sliding fee scales are also available for those who qualify.  For more information on all of our services, call 570-253-8390 or visit us at www.wmh.org/WMCHC.