WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
Healthy Beginnings Plus - WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
Funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Healthy Beginnings Plus is a program for pregnant women who are income eligible. During pregnancy income eligibility increases to 185% above Federal Poverty Guidelines. Services provided by the program include:
- medical care provided by a doctor or nurse midwife
- pre-natal education by a nurse educator
- assistance of a special counselor
- nutrition instruction
- childbirth education
- parenting and baby tips classes
- breastfeeding classes
- smoking cessation programs
- access to dental care through affiliation with Welsh Mountain Dental Clinic

Program site:
Medical office building adjacent to the main hospital (Lower Level-Suite 157)
169 Martin Avenue
Third Floor
Ephrata, PA 17522
Eligibility: Pregnant women; Patient must apply for medical assistance and be approved; Application can be done at the ECH Credit Department
Hours: Office: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 4:30pm
Clinic: Monday, 12:30pm to 4:30pm
Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30am to 12:30pm
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 738-6635 Main
  • (717) 738-6840 Fax
  • (717) 738-6695 Other
Email Address: kedwards2@wellspan.org
Intake Procedure: Telephone
Languages Spoken: Telephone Interpreter Services available through hospital; Will reimburse for sign language interpreter
Service Contact: Kathy Edwards, Nurse Coordinator, 717-738-6635, kedwards2@wellspan.org
  • Childbirth Education
  • Pregnancy Counseling
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Prenatal Care
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WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital
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