January 2017 "On-Hold" Messages

Posted Date: 1/5/2017

We care about your safety and well-being! During inclement weather conditions, such as snow, ice or flooding, call our Inclement Weather Hotline, 717-316-7100, for an up-to-date listing of delayed openings, cancellations and early closings of physician offices and outpatient and satellite services.

Flu season is here, but it’s not too late to get vaccinated! Flu shots are available at Hanover Medical Group physician offices, and at all three Express Care locations. Call to schedule your appointment or walk into any Express Care, open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. 

Express Care locations are able to dispense medications for minor illnesses and injuries, with most prescriptions priced at less than $20! Also, our “Hold My Spot” online check-in service will let you schedule an Express Care time that suits YOU! Use your phone, tablet or computer to “jump into” the Express Care line with a few simple clicks. You can then go about your day while receiving text message updates alerting you when it’s time to show up. To hold YOUR spot at Express Care, please go to: www.HHExpressCare.org. Our Express Care centers are open 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Hanover Hospital has been designated a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology – at both the hospital and Hillside Medical Center locations. The ACR Cancer Screening Center designation is a voluntary program that recognizes facilities that have committed to practice safe, effective diagnostic care for individuals at the highest risk for lung cancer.

Hanover Hospital will offer its next low-cost, comprehensive Multiphasic Blood Screening on March 10th. Thyroid and Glyco Hemoglobin [HEE-mo-glow-bin] tests are also available. Registration begins on January 23rd and ends when capacity is reached.
No early registrations will be accepted. Please visit www.HanoverHospital.org to register online or call 717-316-7146 or toll free at 800-673-2426, ext. 7146.

Washing your hands is one of the easiest ways to avoid getting sick and prevent the spread of nasty germs to others. Frequent hand-washing is like a do-it-yourself vaccine. With just 5 simple and effective steps (think Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse, Dry) you can reduce the spread of stomach and respiratory illness so you can stay healthy. Learn more about when and how to wash your hands, the importance of using soap and water, and what you can do if soap and clean, running water are not available. For information, go to www.cdc.gov.

Our newest Healthy Perspectives publication features health and wellness resources for kids of all ages. Learn of the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for newborns, how to best protect your child from illness with antibiotics and vaccines, and information about our sports medicine programs for student athletes and newly expanded Concussion Management and Rehabilitation Program. Find helpful information about teens and depression and customized fitness programs for overweight teens. Healthy Perspectives can be viewed online by clicking here. For a print copy, please call 717-316-6976.