Catholic Health Hosts Community Open House at the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center to Welcome New Patients from the OLV Family Care Center
In an effort to provide patients with high quality care and expanded services in a more sustainable healthcare setting, Catholic Health consolidated services and staff from the OLV Family Care Center at 227 Ridge Rd. in Lackawanna into the Mercy Comprehensive Care Center (MCCC) at 397 Louisiana St. in Buffalo in mid-February. Today, MCCC hosted a community Open House to welcome OLV Family Care patients to the new site.
As Catholic Health’s largest primary care center serving 11,000 patients annually, MCCC is a central medical hub offering a variety of services, including adult and pediatric primary care; obstetric care; podiatry services; social work services; radiology services, including mammography and ultrasonography; and laboratory collection services.
Welcoming the Community to MCCC
The Open House included a tour of the MCCC facilities, information about programs and services available throughout Catholic Health, and access to MCCC’s free mobile food pantry in conjunction with FeedMore WNY. The mobile food pantry is a unique service in the community, with a line-up of fresh and healthy food items trucked to the MCCC. Patients and area residents come to the center each month and receive bags of groceries filled with nutritious food items to help provide food assistance and support healthy eating habits.
All of OLV Family Care’s clinical and support staff have moved to MCCC. The transition has gone smoothly and patients who attended the Open House today were pleased with the services available at MCCC and the ability to receive primary, specialty, imaging, and laboratory services all in one location.
MCCC is located in Buffalo’s First Ward neighborhood. Opened in 2006 and expanded in 2011, it features 40 modern exam rooms, on-site laboratory and radiology services, and ample off-street parking. In addition to accepting new patients, MCCC also accepts most insurances. Adult and pediatric primary care services are available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 AM – 4:30 PM. Specialty services vary by day and time. For more information, call (716) 847-6610 or visit chsbuffalo.org/MCCC.