The Paulo Marques Rangel Health Center, in Porto do Rosa, offers more specialties and services. The number of monthly calls increased from 6,000 to 35,000, on average, compared to the same period last year.
“We have expanded the specialties offered and the health programs that were not working effectively. Today they work with the spread and promotion of health as it should be. The locker room, for example, was doing 100 a month. Now there are over 300. Outstanding issues at the Regulatory Center were over 1,000 when we arrived. We have organized a joint effort to eliminate this backlog, which no longer exists,” explained the administrative director, André de Souza Silva.
Pediatrics, medical clinic, obstetrics and prenatal care consultations have a spontaneous request, that is, they can be booked directly at the health unit without having to go through the dispatch center . Thus, the patient comes to the unit and leaves with the appointment schedule. They take on average a month to wait.
Other specialties can be inserted into the system at the health center level, but appointments are made by the Regulatory Center. Services are also directly at the unit, but some are offered on specific days and times.
The health center is a reference for several surrounding neighborhoods, which have a needy population and who are often unable to go to the Center or to other health units in search of other specialties.
There have also been structural changes and works, which are still in progress, to provide more comfort for patients and staff. The unit will receive works in the bathrooms, in the infectious waste collection sector and receives air conditioning in the bedrooms.
The leprosy program is also expected to be implemented in the unit in the future. “We are progressing and improving every day. We made the team understand that everyone is important within the health facility, from reception to the doctor. Nobody leaves here without being welcomed, even if they don’t have the type of care they need in the unit,” concluded the administrator of the place, Jean Charles Aguiar da Silva.
regulation – Any Gonçalense can search the health units of the municipal network to schedule appointments and examinations, whether or not they are treated there. The units enter patients into the System of the Regulation Center of the Municipal Department of Health and Civil Defense of São Gonçalo, which will contact you – by telephone – to inform you of the appointment of the service, which will be scheduled at the closest place to your residence.
Specialties offered: Social assistance, cardiology, internal medicine, dermatology, endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, nutrition, obstetrics, dentistry, orthopedics, pediatrics, pneumology, psychology, urology.
Services and examinations offered: Electrocardiogram, Laboratory analyzes (blood, urine and stool), Pharmacy, Blood pressure measurement, Blood sugar measurement, Routine and coronavirus vaccination, Dressings, Tuberculosis program, Covid-19 test, Smoking program, Preventive , Foot test, Eye test, Prenatal care, Childcare, Family planning, Rapid test for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Filter paper – blood test for pregnant women (HIV, hepatitis B, C, syphilis, toxoplasmosis, rubella and cytomegalovirus).