Lake Erie Medical Services (LEMS) Pediatrics, in association with Brooks Memorial Hospital, will co-sponsor a Catholic Charities Open House event to celebrate new Women, Infants & Children (WIC) services in Chautauqua County. The event is scheduled for Tuesday, December 8, 2015 at 11am at WIC, located at 326 Central Avenue in Dunkirk.
Both services are NEW to the community and enjoy the benefits of close proximity on Central Avenue. Locally becoming known as Dunkirk’s “healthcare corridor”, the street’s 300, 400 and 500 blocks house a variety of healthcare services for the community including Brooks Memorial Hospital, LEMS Pediatrics and Ob/Gyn services, and WIC. These and other healthcare services along Central Avenue are accessible for pedestrians, by CARTS city and rural bus routes and plenty of parking is available.
With a healthcare focus along the 300, 400 and 500 blocks of Central Avenue, WIC, LEMS and Brooks all promote health and wellness for children and families in our community. LEMS provides Ob/Gyn services focusing on pre-natal care for healthy moms and babies in collaboration with its new pediatric services at the same convenient office location at 419 Central Avenue.
Across the street and down the block at 326 Central, the federal WIC Program provides food and nutrition education for eligible pregnant women, breast-feeding women, and infants and children under the age of 5. Income eligibility guidelines can be found at http://www.ccwny.org/wic. Lastly, up the street at 529 Central Avenue, Brooks’ state-of-the-art maternity wing features an experienced nursing staff to help women carry out personalized birthing plans, along with an on-site pediatric nursery hospitalist.
Catholic Charities will host a second Open House event at 200 Harrison Street in Jamestown at 2pm later that same day. For more information on either Open House event, contact WIC at 218-1450, ext. 2047.
For more information on the new LEMS Pediatrics services, visit www.brookshospital.org/pediatrics or call 672-2000 Monday through Friday from 8am-5pm to schedule your child’s appointment. Dr. Faryal Siddiqui is scheduling new patients and most insurance plans are accepted.
Lastly, to learn more about WIC or to make an appointment for any WIC site, call 218-1484 or go to ccwny.org/wic.
Catholic Charities, Brooks Memorial Hospital and LEMS Pediatrics Working together for your family’s health and wellness
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