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St.Vincent Health Center

A Department of Sisters of Charity Hospital


1500 Broadway Street
Buffalo, NY 14212

Map and Directions

Main Number

Primary Care: (716) 893-8550 / Fax: (716) 893-4020
Lab: (716) 923-7050 / Fax: (716) 923-7051

Primary Care


Internal Medicine

Pain and Addiction Management


Monday - Thursday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.



Jaime Obst, D.O. (Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)  

Internal Medicine

Paul F. Updike, M.D.
Patrick Siaw, M.D.
James Stephen, M.D.


Same-day appointments are offered. Please call the office to schedule your appointment.

Call 911 (Emergency Medical Services) for any life threatening emergency that requires immediate medical care (inability to breathe, severely choking, unconsciousness, seizure, etc.). For poisonings, call the Poison Control Center (716) 878-7654 or 1-800-222-1222.

If you become ill or are injured after office hours or during a weekend or a holiday, your call to the office will go through our answering service. Please limit calls to emergencies or other urgent problems that cannot wait until morning.


The Catholic Health primary care centers accept most insurances, including Medicaid and Medicare.

Healthcare assistance on a sliding fee scale is available for those who are under-insured or uninsured.

Don't Have Insurance?

If you are uninsured, you may qualify for Family Health Plus or Child Health Plus, which are public health insurance plans for New York State residents.

Fidelis representatives can help you apply for Fidelis in the waiting room on designated days. If Fidelis representatives are not available on the day of your visit, we can refer you to a representative to arrange for a visit. Please call our office for more information.

Prescription Refills

Prescriptions will be refilled only during office hours because we need your chart handy to check on dosages and disease status. Plan ahead so that you do not run out of important medicines. (Call at least 48 hours prior to your need to have a prescription refilled.) Always have the phone number of your pharmacy available when you call the office. 

Laboratory (Blood Draw)

Catholic Health laboratories provide expert phlebotomy (blood draw) services and state-of-the-art laboratory diagnostic testing.

  • A prescription from your physician is required.
  • No appointment is needed. Patients are served on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Your individualized lab reports are automatically forwarded to your doctor.


Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.


Walk-ins are always welcome.

For patients who prefer to schedule their visits, appointments are available:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Please note that same-day appointments are not available.

You can schedule your appointment by calling our Laboratory Customer Service Department at (716) 862-1150 or by speaking to your phlebotomist during your visit.  

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144 Genesee Street
Buffalo, NY 14203

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