LOGO 2019
Photo of Laurel Health's Dr. Kyle Ungvarsky and Dental Hygienist Carmen Bates smiling with award badges from HRSA and NQCOA

Laurel Health Receives National PCMH Recognition, HRSA Quality Awards

By Kristy Warren


The Laurel Health Centers have been serving the northcentral PA region for nearly 50 years, offering family medicine, specialty care, mental health, and dental services to everyone regardless of their ability to pay. Laurel Health’s high-quality care and patient-centered approach have earned the system the Access Enhancer, Patient-Centered Medical Home, and Healthcare Disparities Reducer recognitions, awarded nationwide by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). 


The centers also received Patient Centered Medical Home Recognition (PCMH) from the National Committee for Quality AssuranceThese recognitions highlight Laurel Health’s hard work and strategic commitment to improving community health, increasing health equity for all patients, and expanding access to healthcare throughout the region.


“The Laurel Health Centers place patients at the center of all we do. We use evidence-based best practices and PCMH standards to provide consistent, high-quality, patient-centered care that encourages and empowers people to play a more active role in their health and wellness,” explains James Nobles, President and CEO of the Laurel Health Centers.

Laurel Health was nationally recognized for improving access and quality care by HRSA and the National Committee for Quality Assurance; pictured are award badges for the Access Enhancer, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), and Healthcare Disparities Reducer

These PCMH standards help us build better relationships with patients, strengthen our quality measures, implement wellness initiatives, and deliver a consistently great patient experience—all while reducing patients’ overall healthcare costs by focusing on preventive care, early intervention, and proactively managing chronic conditions.


We understand that navigating healthcare can feel overwhelming sometimes. Laurel Health's care coordination team aims to be your personal health advocate. In addition to ensuring you receive the care you need at our clinics, our coordination team also makes accessing care easier by assisting with scheduling appointments across organizations and connecting patients with the community resources they need.



  • Family medicine and acute primary care for illness / injury 

  • Pediatrics (newborn to age 21)

  • Dental services, including cleanings, diagnostic evaluations, imaging, fillings, crowns, cosmetic dentistry, implants, and preventive wellness gum / tooth treatments

  • Mental and behavioral therapy / counseling

  • Specialty care, including sports medicine, chiropractic care, women’s health services, EMG testing, nephrology (kidney care), and internal medicine

  • Preventive wellness care, including physicals, well child checks, preventive screenings, and immunizations

  • Medical nutrition therapy and diabetes education

  • Proactive management for chronic conditions and diseases, including arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, lung disease, and many more

  • COVID-19 testing at all Laurel Health Center locations and at mobile community events each month

  • Patient support services, including care coordination, insurance enrollment, and financial aid application services


To assure everyone has access to the care they need, Laurel Health also offers a sliding fee scale to income-eligible families to help with deductibles, co-pays, medications, and coverage gaps. Anyone who is uninsured, underinsured, or struggling with their insurance deductible is welcome to apply by calling the Laurel Health office of their choice. Laurel Health’s outreach and enrollment coordinator can also assist with applying for healthcare coverage and financial support programs like Medicaid and CHIP.


For more information about Laurel Health or to make an appointment, call 1-833-LAURELHC (1-833-528-7354) or click here for a full list of locations.