Open Access - Same Day Appointments Resume on July 2nd

Call for a same-day appointment starting July 2nd! Expect shorter wait times!

North Philly: Broad Street Health Center
Leon Sullivan Building; 1415 N. Broad St. Ste. 224
Medical | Mon thru Thu 8:30am-5pm and Fri. 12:30pm-5pm; Sat-Sun Closed

West Philly: Spectrum Community Health Center
5201 Haverford Ave. 

Medical | Mon & Thu 8:30am-8pm; Tue & Wed 8:30am-5pm; Fri. 12:30pm-5pm; 
Dental | Mon & Thu 8:30am-8pm; Tue & Wed 8:30am-5pm; Fri. 12:30pm-5pm; Sat-Sun Closed

South Philly: Reed Street Health Center
1325 Reed St. 3rd Floor
Medical | Mon thru Thu 8:30am-5pm and Fri. 12:30pm-5pm; Sat-Sun Closed

To set up an appointment or for more information, call 215.471.2761 . 

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Spectrum Supports the 23rd Annual Gift of Life Donor Dash

 
On Sunday, April 15th, The Philadelphia Museum of Art was crowded with more than 12,000 eager participants for the 23rd Annual Gift of Life Donor Dash which celebrates the lives saved through organ and tissue donation, honors donors who have passed, and creates awareness for the need of more organ and tissue donations. Thus far, the campaign has raised more than $250K. However, Donor Dash teams are accepting financial contributions throughout the summer, so there is still time to contribute towards the event fundraising goals.  

On Sunday, April 15th, The Philadelphia Museum of Art was crowded with more than 12,000 eager participants for the 23rd Annual Gift of Life Donor Dash which celebrates the lives saved through organ and tissue donation, honors donors who have passed, and creates awareness for the need of more organ and tissue donations. Thus far, the campaign has raised more than $250K. However, Donor Dash teams are accepting financial contributions throughout the summer, so there is still time to contribute towards the event fundraising goals.  

 
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According to Gift of Life, more than 5,000 people in our region are awaiting a transplant. This event, which features a 10K and 5K Run, Kids Fun Run, and 3K walk, enables participants to help people obtain life-saving organ transplants and enjoy their lives.

 

Spectrum supports this campaign by  spreading awareness onsite and providing educational literature on registering as a new donor. 

 

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For more information about how to register, contact our behavioral health team at 215.471.2761 or to support donor dash teams visit donordash.org.

 
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Women's History Month

During #WomensHistoryMonth , we acknowledge the strength, courage, beauty and exceptional talents of women. We informed the community about Chronic kidney disease (#CKD) that disproportionatley affects the female population, attended the #beexpophilly, and developed an employee #fitness and weight loss challenge.

CKD is a worldwide public health problem that affects approximately 195M women and it is currently the 8th leading cause of death in women, with ~600K deaths each year. CKD is also considered a risk factor for adverse pregnancy outcome and reduced fertility. 

CKD causes include:

  • detection is difficult because progression is slower in women compared to men
  • psycho-socioeconomic barriers such as lower disease awareness lead to late or no start of dialysis among women
  • uneven access to care and kidney transplantation is also unequally spread

Spectrum wanted to address issues of equitable healthcare access for women where it is currently lacking and increase awareness and education amongst the staff and community by facilitating women’s access to treatment and creating awareness towards better health outcomes.

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At the Radio One BE Expo 2018, the hosts 100.3 WRNB, 107.9 WPPZ Praise Philly,  and Boom Philly 103.9 WPHL,empowered, entertained, and educated the community with many major activities supporting women such as the Hip-Hop 45 panel featuring Roxanne Shante; The Moment vs. Movement panel on politics featuring Taryn Finley of Huffington Post and Philadelphia Councilwoman Hon. Blondell Reynolds Brown; Black Girl Magic navigating the workplace featuring rap star Remy Ma, K Foxx of WRNB, and Valeisha Butterfield-Jones of Google and WEEN; Reflections of Beauty and Health at 20, 30, 40 and Beyond panel featuring Cynthia Bailey of Real Housewives; The Black Love Experience panel featuring Philly’s own Kindred the Family Soul; Raising Kings about changing the image and expectations of men and boys of color through mentorship; High Heels and High Places which helped women who want to break through the glass ceiling of corporate America; as well as And I Danced, a film screening celebrating the dancers who birthed Hip Hop Culture featuring esteemed actress and choreographer Shane Johnson and rap-session moderated by Kimberly King of Scripps Networks Interactive. 

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To support overall health and wellness, Spectrum has been having an 10 week employee weight loss challenge during which participants are working to improve eating  habits, move more, and lose weight. Some healthy lifestyle tips to incorporate into their daily routines and share with the community include swapping out soda and juice for water, upping our veggies, exercise 30-60 minutes for 5 days per week, cutting out fried and fast foods, eating leaner cuts of meat, and getting more sleep.

Contact https://rnbphilly.com for more the information on the Be Expo, and for more information on CKD and nutrition tips, contact our nutritionist CLiPuma@spectrumhs.org or call 215-471-2761.

Source: 

http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2018-campaign/2018-wkd-theme/

 

Giving Back for the Holidays

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An important lesson in life we must all appreciate is that there are always other people who face tougher challenges than our own. Challenges can surface in various facets of our lives, whether it be for survival essentials such as food, clothing, and shelter or for factors of social mobility such as access to education, gainful employment, and healthcare. Many times we take for granted what others may struggle for. In order to walk out our values of treating all patients and each other with dignity and respect, we desire to reduce life's difficulties by doing our part to give back to the community. 

Giving back has been the core of our operation for the past 50 years, underscored by our sincere desire make a significant positive change in someone’s life. As a way to thank the community who makes our operation successful, Spectrum staff enjoyed time together to celebrate each other, show appreciation for a strong 50th year of service, and in the spirit of giving, pool our resources to collect toys and gift cards to give as holiday presents to select families.

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At this time of year, many organizations host thoughtful holiday gatherings. We want to share our holiday photos to show how our gatherings and community giving reflect the lifelong lessons of empathy and compassion that we commit to pay forward to the City of Brotherly Love for the next 50 years and beyond. Have a safe holiday and happy new year!