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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

DANVILLE, Pa. – To continue efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, Geisinger is extending its hold on performing elective, non-urgent procedures through May 31, which is subject to change based on the progression of the virus in our communities. 

Patients will be contacted if they have an appointment or procedure that needs to be rescheduled. In some cases, another care option may be offered.  

Geisinger provides telemedicine options for patients, including video visits online or by phone.   More than 1,600 Geisinger physicians are set up to perform telemedicine visits, with appointments available in primary care and more than 70 specialties.

Patients who have an upcoming appointment with a Geisinger provider can contact their doctor’s office directly. Telehealth services are available to Geisinger Health Plan members at no cost through June 15, and many other insurers are waiving copays for this service.  

To learn more about telemedicine, visit geisinger.org/telemedicine.

About Geisinger
Geisinger is among the nation’s leading providers of value-based care, serving 1.2 million people in urban and rural communities across Pennsylvania. Founded in 1915 by philanthropist Abigail Geisinger, the non-profit system generates $10 billion in annual revenues across 134 care sites - including 10 hospital campuses, and Geisinger Health Plan, with 600,000 members in commercial and government plans. The Geisinger College of Health Sciences educates more than 5,000 medical professionals annually and conducts more than 1,400 clinical research studies. With 26,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, Geisinger is among Pennsylvania’s largest employers with an estimated economic impact of $14 billion to the state’s economy. On March 31, 2024, Geisinger became the first member of Risant Health, a new nonprofit charitable organization created to expand and accelerate value-based care across the country.  Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

 
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