Sadler Health Center to open Mechanicsburg location for underserved population

Cris Collingwood//September 28, 2022

Sadler Health Center to open Mechanicsburg location for underserved population

Cris Collingwood//September 28, 2022

Rendering of new Sadler Health Center Mechanicsburg -PHOTO/PROVIDED

Sadler Health Center will break ground on a new $4 million community-based primary care, dental care, behavioral health and support services facility for underserved, uninsured and immigrant populations in Mechanicsburg Friday. 

The company, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) with facilities in Carlisle and Loysville, said the new site at 5210 East Trindle Road will be 21,800 square feet and expects to serve about 4,000 patients in the first year, with predictions of doubling that in subsequent years. 

Sadler Health Center said its services will include primary care for pediatric and adult patients, dental care, d behavioral health services, Women’s Health, an in-house pharmacy, vision center, insurance enrollment and Medication Opioid Use Disorder for substance use.  

The health center will also include a separate entrance for emergent health care needs and will serve as a COVID-19 response site providing accessible testing, treatment and immunizations, Sadler Health said. 

 The site is projected to be operational and receiving patients by early summer of 2023. 

“As we continue to serve patients at our health centers in Perry County and Carlisle, the new site in Mechanicsburg will offer those in need on the West Shore an option to obtain affordable, high-quality care while meeting additional need in our region,” Manal El Harrak, CEO of Sadler Health Center, said. 

“The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified health care disparities. The needs of the growing underserved, uninsured, and immigrant populations within Cumberland County substantiates the need for Sadler Health Center to open a site in Mechanicsburg that will offer comprehensive and culturally competent care,” he added. 

Sadler Health Center received a combination of federal, state and county grants for the new facility in addition to capital raised from a capital campaign in 2021. To date, over $1.8 million has been committed toward a $4 million goal, the company said.  

The groundbreaking will take place at 9 a.m. with remarks from Dr. Wendy Braund, deputy secretary, Health Preparedness and Community Protection, who will discuss the importance and role of FQHC’s in all communities, her work in three states and what she’s seen as it relates to serving those in medically underserved areas.