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OCO Center for Reproductive Health Opens New Offices

Written by: John DeRousie, Custom Marketing Solutions
OSWEGO, NY – OCO Health Services has found a new home at a familiar location for its Reproductive Health Center in Oswego.

Still located inside the Oswego Health Center at 10 George St., OCO’s Oswego Reproductive Health Center has moved to a new area in Suite 100 and expanded its office space to better serve its patients.

OCO’s Reproductive Health Center in Oswego recently opened its new offices inside the Oswego Health Center, 10 George St. in Oswego. From left are: Penny Halstead, administrative assistant with OCO Health Services and Colleen Krug, PA with OCO Reproductive Health Centers.
OCO’s Reproductive Health Center in Oswego recently opened its new offices inside the Oswego Health Center, 10 George St. in Oswego. From left are: Penny Halstead, administrative assistant with OCO Health Services and Colleen Krug, PA with OCO Reproductive Health Centers.

The new offices, which are separate from the primary care section of the Health Center, feature its own lab, three exam rooms, and a private waiting area.

“We’re excited to be in our new offices,” said Penny Halstead, administrative assistant with OCO’s Health Services.  “In addition to having more room for our patients we have greater control of our scheduling and more flexibility with appointments.”

Clinical coordinator, Mary Hitchcock, RN, echoed Halstead’s thoughts on the new offices and spoke of what she believes is one of the biggest benefits the new offices offer its patients.

“Now that we are a separate entity from primary care, we have established a professional relationship with Oswego County OBGYN,” she said. “It’s big plus for us to have them as our supervising physicians and comforting to know that they are readily available for our patients.”

In addition to its new offices in Oswego, OCO provides Reproductive Health Centers in Fulton, Pulaski, and Mexico.

All of these locations offer a wide range of reproductive health services and serve both women and men.

Services available include, but are not limited to:

Examinations for reproductive/sexual health/infertility

Breast exams

Cervical cancer screening

Colposcopies and Endometrial biopsies

Testing and treatment urinary tract infections

STD testing, treatment and immunizations

HIV testing

Pregnancy testing and services

Halstead added that OCO Reproductive Health Centers accept most insurance plans, offer a sliding scale payment program for those who are under insured or have no insurance, and accept Medicaid as well.

Additionally, each center has medical secretaries and enrollers on site for the NYS Family Planning Benefit Program.

“We see anyone that comes to our centers, no matter their age, need, or insurance.  Reproductive health is our specialty and we are here to help,” said Halstead.

Locations and hours for OCO’s Reproductive Health Centers are as follows:

10 George St., Suite 100, Oswego. Open: Monday and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday 8 a.m. – 6 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (May-August)

522 S. Fourth St., Suite 400, Fulton. Open: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. 5:30 p.m., and Thursday 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

61 Delano St., Pulaski. Open the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month 8:30 a.m.  – 5 p.m.

5856 Scenic Ave., Mexico. Open: the first and third Wednesday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

SUNY Oswego, Mary Walker Health Center. Open Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. when school is in session.

For more information on OCO’s Reproductive Health Centers or to schedule an appointment, call 315-342-0888 or 315-598-4740.

OCO, Inc is a private, non-profit agency that has been supporting communities throughout Oswego County since 1966. A member agency of the United Way of Greater Oswego County, OCO provides more than 50 vital services throughout 80 separate locations.

For more information, visit www.oco.org