Breaking down barriers to specialty care
Outreach clinics bring complex care closer to home
Comprehensive treatment for complex health conditions such as heart, lung and kidney disease are often found at larger health facilities.
But in rural communities like ours, long distances, transportation problems and a lack of specialists can make it tough to access the right care for these conditions. And that poses huge problems, because research shows rural communities experience higher rates of chronic and other serious health conditions than major metropolitan areas.
Specialists are often located at hospitals, making it difficult for residents in rural areas to secure specialty care.
--ACTION Health Community Health Needs Assessment Report, 2012
Geisinger is there
Reaching more people with care
Our specialists travel so patients don’t have to. Geisinger specialists travel across the region to staff outreach clinics that provide advanced care, while keeping better track of patients with chronic health conditions.
Each clinic is staffed with doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals. And depending on the location, lab and radiology services are offered as well. This way, you’ll have a convenient way to seek the specialty care you need — without excessive travel or the burden of hospital care.
Our Specialty Outreach sites and services
From lab and DEXA scans, to cardiology and complex orthopaedic and neurosurgery, Geisinger’s specialty services and diagnostic testing are available in more than 15 local communities across northeastern and central Pennsylvania, including:
East Stroudsburg (Pediatrics)
Cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, neurology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, pulmonology
Allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, neurology, rheumatology, hematology/oncology, neurodevelopment, neurosurgery, plastics, surgery
Allergy, cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, neurology, hematology/oncology
Laboratory, radiology, nutrition
OB/gyn, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, rheumatology, vascular surgery, laboratory and radiology
Cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, neurology, nephrology, pulmonology
Cardiology, endocrinology, gastroenterology, infectious disease, neurology, pulmonology
Cancer, cardiovascular, neurosurgery, OB/gyn, ENT, orthopaedics/sports medicine, rheumatology, thoracic surgery