HAMLIN- The building which once housed generations of students as the Hamlin Elementary School will now serve as a site for primary care, women’s health, laboratory and radiology services.  Wayne Memorial Health System announced it will begin seeing patients starting June 16 at its newly remodeled property located at 543 Easton Turnpike in Hamlin.
      According to John Conte, real estate and facilities services director, Wayne Memorial Hospital, major renovations were made to the building to transform it from elementary school to health center.  Because the existing structure consisted of various levels, “the back section of the building was removed in order to adapt to ADA requirements.” Additionally, a new façade and entrance were added to the rear of the building.
    The nearly 10,000 square foot layout has given way for multiple services to be provided under one roof while allowing space for compartmentalized treatment areas for each.
     Wayne Memorial Outpatient Services will offer Laboratory/blood draws Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Additionally, radiology services not previously offered in Hamlin will be provided as follows:  general X-ray Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 5 pm; ultrasounds Monday, Wednesday and Thursday by appointment only from 8:30 am to 5 p.m.  No appointment is necessary for laboratory or general X-ray services.  For more information about Wayne Memorial Hospital Outpatient Services, please call 570-689-4670.

••• Urgent care

    The Health System’s clinical affiliate, Wayne Memorial Community Health Centers’ newest outpatient office, the Hamlin Family Health Center, will offer primary care services by appointment for diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic conditions as well as walk-in care to meet urgent care needs such as cold and flu, sprains, strains, simple fractures, minor burns, cuts and eye injuries and CDL physicals Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
     Expanded hours are anticipated later in the summer.  Hamlin Family Health Center will be operating throughout the July 4th weekend with special hours from 8 am to 12 Noon on the 4th, 5th and 6th.  For more information or to make an appointment with Certified Physician Assistant Norina Manassy, PA-C, please call 570-689-9965.

••• Women's Heath Center

     The Women’s Health Center, also part of WMCHC, is transitioning its existing practice from 519 Easton Turnpike to the new facility located less than a mile from its current office in time for the June 16 opening. With the expansion of outpatient services provided by Wayne Memorial Hospital, patients will now be able to have ultrasounds performed on-site.  Women’s Health can also be contacted by calling 570-689-9965.
            For more information on Wayne Memorial Hospital or WMCHC services, please visit www.wmh.org or call 570-253-8100 for hospital and 570-253-8390 for WMCHC.