Our Office, Your Patients, Their Community
The UPMC St. Margaret Family Health Centers (FHCs) are the cornerstones of our residency program. Located in the communities of Lawrenceville, Bloomfield-Garfield and New Kensington in the greater Pittsburgh area, they are nurturing practice settings in which residents develop skills, knowledge and, most importantly, meaningful continuity relationships with patients.
One of the primary goals of each of our FHCs is improving access to the communities they serve. Each FHC is located in a practice setting with a large patient population that is socioeconomically marginalized, and it is the objective of our residents, faculty, and staff to best meet the needs of all of our patients.
Our FHCs have residents, medical directors, fellows, and faculty physicians who work side by side with nurses, medical assistants, radiology technicians, pharmacists, and social workers to create a team-based environment to deliver patient care. We offer the full spectrum of family medicine: from prenatal, post-partum, and newborn care, to well child and adolescent care, women’s health, contraception, well adult and chronic disease management, geriatrics, behavioral health and addiction, and palliative care. A multidisciplinary home visit program serves our homebound patients, and we work collaboratively with hospice programs as well. We offer many outpatient procedures including skin, joint, and gynecological services, and are expanding our capacity to utilize on-site ultrasound to assist in procedures. Medication Management Clinic and Population Health initiatives offer opportunities to improve patient care utilizing data and value-based metrics.
Our Integrated Behavioral Health team of social workers and an onsite psychiatrist provides collaborative care with the primary team -- a level of access to mental health services that is unparalleled and a model to other practices. Regularly scheduled Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) meetings help provide support and consultation for challenging patient care issues. Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for patients suffering from opioid and alcohol addiction is offered within a multidisciplinary team setting to improve patient engagement. Additionally, we partner with a community agency (PAAR – Pittsburgh Action Against Rape) to provide on-site trauma counseling services to individuals and families.
Finally, the FHCs are bolstered by the presence of three fellowships based at St. Margaret: Faculty Development, Geriatrics, and Sports Medicine. These fellowships provide excellent educational support and learning opportunities for our residents and faculty.
The Lawrenceville Family Health Center is the headquarters for our Family Medicine Fellowship Program and many Community Medicine outreach programs.
New Kensington Center
New Kensington Family Health Center, our newest center, is a full-service neighborhood health center with an emphasis on high quality family health care, integrated behavioral health, and community partnerships.