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Geisinger becomes the first member of Risant Health

Second location expands program in central PA

MILTON, Pa. – Care for those age 65 and older is about to become easier in the Milton area as Geisinger announces plans to open a second 65 Forward Health Center in central Pennsylvania. 

Construction is underway for the Geisinger 65 Forward Health Center at 5170 State Route 405 in the South Gate Plaza just south of Milton. The facility is planned to open in April.

Geisinger 65 Forward is designed to meet the health needs of those age 65 and up by bringing the most-used services all under one roof. Members can have longer appointments with their doctor, up to 60 minutes, have access to same-day appointments, and can enjoy on-site fitness and wellness activities. 

The program is also designed to help keep members healthy and out of the hospital. Geisinger 65 Forward members are up to 25 percent less likely to be admitted to the hospital and up to 45 percent less likely to need an emergency room visit.

“We’re excited to be growing this unique program and expanding this level of care to our neighbors in central Pennsylvania,” said Maria Kobylinski, M.D., chair of Geisinger primary care services. “By having more time with our members to address their health care needs and seeing members with same-day appointments, we can address their health concerns quicker and help keep them out of the hospital.”

Whether it’s visiting the doctor, taking an exercise class or participating in social events, 65 Forward provides a “one-stop shop” for health care by focusing on convenience and offering specialized care. The program is available to Geisinger Gold (Medicare Advantage) members.  

Geisinger’s first 65 Forward Health Center in central Pennsylvania opened last October in Shamokin Dam. The 65 Forward program is enrolling new patients at both locations. Those interested in enrolling can call 570-246-4575 or to learn more. 

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 or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and X.

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