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Woods opens three outpatient healthcare centers to the public

They include a center for behavioral health, medical center and dental care center

Expanding operations: Three outpatient healthcare centers at Woods Services are now available to the public. Source: Woods Services

Woods Healthcare is officially open for business.

A trio of outpatient centers, which were exclusively for Woods Services clients and employees, are now available to the public at 10 Meadowood Drive in Langhorne: The Center for Behavioral Health at Woods, The Medical Center at Woods and Penn Dental Medicine at Woods, Mikey Faulkner Dental Care Center.

“With the launch of Woods Healthcare, we are building on a long tradition of experience and service to our community,” said Tine Hansen-Turton, president and CEO of Woods Services. “For more than a century, Woods has been a leader in providing comprehensive lifelong care to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral challenges at Woods. Our industry-leading specialists know how to break down the barriers that stand in the way of quality care for people with disabilities.”

She added, “Now, with Woods Healthcare, we are expanding our services to support the community by providing individuals with disabilities access to world-class comprehensive primary care, dental care and behavioral healthcare throughout their lifetime.”

The Center for Behavioral Health at Woods specializes in helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral challenges achieve their highest potential and independence. With a wellness team that includes psychiatrists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, psychologists, nurse navigators, counselors and family therapists, The Center for Behavioral Health at Woods provides outpatient services for individuals ages 6 through adults and seniors.

Services include intake, psychiatric and diagnostics assessments; medication review and coordination; complex condition nurse navigation; and extended therapy. The center also evaluates children ages 12 months through 18 for autism spectrum disorder, making diagnoses and treatment recommendations.

Sailaja Musunuri, MD, executive vice president of integrative medicine and chief of psychiatry, oversees integrated healthcare at Woods, including the new behavioral health center.

The Medical Center at Woods, led by Dr. Stephen J. Kolesk, chief medical officer/vice president for medical affairs and managed care at Woods, provides primary care for those with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral challenges. The center offers outpatient services for individuals ages six through adults and seniors. In April 2023, The Medical Center at Woods was awarded recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance Patient-Centered Medical Home Program.

Penn Dental Medicine at Woods, Mikey Faulkner Dental Care Center is a state-of-the-art dental care center providing enhanced dental treatment for all ages. Woods partnered with the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to develop the program, overseen by Dr. Marc Henschel, director of Penn Dental Medicine’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. The facility includes five treatment rooms, a quiet space for those needing a lower-stimulation environment, a waiting area and reception check-in, and conference room.

In addition to meeting the dental care needs of individuals with disabilities, the center is helping prepare the next generation of dentists to care for patients with disabilities.

“We launched The Medical Center at Woods in June 2018 to provide a patient-centered medical home for the clients we serve and our Woods employees,” said Hansen-Turton. “We added Penn Dental Medicine at Woods in February 2023, followed by The Center for Behavioral Health in March. Now, we are opening these centers to the community, providing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, autism, and emotional and behavioral challenges with needed services in close proximity to their homes.”

Start-up funding of $500,000 for The Center for Behavioral Health was awarded to Woods by Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick through a Community Project Funding grant. The project was supported by SAMHSA and selected because it will bridge the gap in mental health services in Bucks County.

Penn Dental Medicine at Woods, Mikey Faulkner Dental Care Center renovations and operational expenses were made possible through donations from foundations and individuals. The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation supported start-up operational expenses, and the Joseph and Mary Faulkner Family Foundation, Eamon Foundation, The McLean Contributionship, TD Charitable Foundation, Simon and Lisa Kimmelman and Penn Community Bank supported the renovations. The waiting room renovation was made possible by the Joseph and Mary Faulkner Family Foundation.

Visit woodshealthcare.org or call 215-750-4004 for more information and to make an appointment.

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