New Computed Tomography (CT)
Placed In Service
On Friday, February 28, 2014, The Health & Wellness Center's brand new GE 64 slice CT scanner went operational. All of the staff was excited as the first patients were being scanned on GE's latest platform offering some of the lowest doses of radiation with the highest speeds for scanning. The technology advancements available today are just absolutely amazing. For anyone who had a full body scan in the past, you can compare upwards of 20 millisieverts of radiation and about 30 minutes on the scanner then, to approximately 4 millisieverts today accomplished in approximately 2 minutes. It takes more time to get you situated on the table than the actual scan. And, as far as image quality, there is absolutely no comparison. When speaking to the radiologist shortly after he received the first images, he was stunned by the image quality we were sending him.
The Center has the ability to scan with or without contrast, oral and IV. This scanners specialized feature includes special bone, cardiac and neurological, and vessel studies. And as with all imagining modalities at the Health & Wellness Center all studies are read by Board certified Radiologist that specializes in the particular modality and subspecialty.
The CT will be operational from 8am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday. For now we are trying to schedule full body scan patients, which include a carotid Ultra Sound in the afternoons when the clinic is less busy. Cardiac scans and other contrasted studies will be handled on an as needed basis.
We do not have records from the previous vendor of the body scans, and therefore we do not know when your previous scan was done. Please continue to stand by the recommendation that you not have a full body scan more than once in any 5 year period.
We will accept outside orders for CT scans, but as with outside lab orders we would like to have a copy of the order from the prescribing physician at least 24 hours prior to your appointment.
When making an appointment for any CT make sure we have your correct email as we will email you instructions so that you may properly prepare for your particular scan.
Call the appointment desk @ 561-969-6663 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Pharmacy Contact Information
The PBC FF's Health & Wellness Center Pharmacy now has its own email and phone number. Any questions about prescriptions or prescription refill requests should go through one of these methods.
Also I would like to introduce Chrystal Estremera our pharmacy tech; many of you know Chrystal from the front desk where she was helping out until the pharmacy became a reality.
Please feel free to contact Chrystal about anything pharmacy related.
Pharmacy Direct Line 561-337-3353
Pharmacy Email - email@example.com
NEW CLINIC HOURS
As a reminder new Health & Wellness Center hours.
Monday - Friday 8am - 8pm
*Saturday 9am - 5pm
*Saturday hours reserved for non-firefighter physicals,
Primary Care and Urgent Care visits.
Closed 3pm-6pm 1st Wednesday of each month for training