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Star Community Health celebrates 5 years of providing care to underserved patients


Star Community Health in January celebrated its fifth anniversary of meeting the health care needs of underserved individuals and groups in the community, including the uninsured.

Affiliated with the St. Luke’s University Health Network, Star Community Health is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look Alike (FQHC-LA) that provides family medicine, pediatric, women’s health, dental and case management services at 12 locations in Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton and four dental vans serving 32 schools in Bucks, Carbon, Monroe, Lehigh and Northampton counties.

Star Community Health has a diverse staff of doctors and residents from 27 countries. Providers and staff speak more than 13 languages. While Star Community Health serves more than 45,000 patients yearly, each patient is special to its staff of doctors, nurses, care managers, financial counselors, referral specialists and social workers. The Star Community Health Team develops care plans for each patient, meeting their individual needs.

Star Community Health sees patients through every stage of life – while in the womb, childbirth and delivery, newborn and new mom care, well child, adolescent, adult to elderly. It even provides home visits when needed. It has nine specialty practices: Podiatry, Psychiatry, Dermatology, Colorectal, Vascular Services, ENT, Rheumatology, Urogynecology and Endocrinology, which includes diabetes management. Star Community Health has some of the best diabetes control statistics in Pennsylvania and is ranked in the second decile nationally for Federally Qualified Health Centers.

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