The Erie County Medical Society has served the citizens and physicians of Erie County, Pennsylvania since 1828. Our mission is to advance the standards of medical care, to uphold the ethics of the medical profession, and to serve the public with important health information.
Serving the Community
In recognition of our public service commitment, here are some of the projects in which we have been involved in the last few years.
Health Fair in Perry Square. In this eventour member physicians offer free health screening services and health information to the public in a festive atmosphere one weekend each summer.
St. Paul Neighborhood Free Clinic. Some of our dedicated member physiciansvolunteer atthisvitally important clinic to provide free health care to the community’s uninsured.
Doctors’ Offices Food Collection. We havein the past established stations in doctors’ offices for the collection of over one ton of healthy cereals for Second Harvest Food Bank.
Erie County Bar Association Partnership. The Erie County Medical Society partners with the Erie County Bar Association in an effort to develop better means to serve the professional needs of the Erie community.
Child Behavioral Services Workgroup. We participate in this group to support family physicians in the treatment of child/adolescent behavioral and emotional disorders.
Public Health Advocacy. Erie County Medical Society has publishedposition statements and offered authoritative testimony on the health impact of environmental and social issues such as helmets, cell phones, and the proposed tire-burning power plant.
Katrina Relief for Louisiana. Wecollected and sent medical supplies and personal goods for the injured and homeless hurricane survivors in Baton Rouge.
Tsunami Relief for Sri Lanka. The Erie County Medical Societycollected medical supplies and financial aid, with personal oversight of its distribution to injured and homeless Sri Lankan tsunami survivors.
TV Program Focus on Erie Medicine. We were privileged to present this weekly program on WJET-24 from 1980 to 2011 to disseminate important health information to the Erie community.
Free Health Care and Screenings to Homeless Women and Children. Our volunteer physicians provide this needed service to the Erie community through our program Sheltering the Community.
TV Public Service Announcements on WJET. TheErie County Medical Society thanks WJET for the opportunity to present timely and authoritative health information to the Erie community in these topical and regular public service announcements.
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