Second location expands program in central PA
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 geisinger.org/ForwardNewsMilton to learn more.
Geisinger is committed to making better health easier for the more than 1 million people it serves. Founded more than 100 years ago by Abigail Geisinger, the system now includes 10 hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, a research institute and the Geisinger College of Health Sciences, which includes schools of medicine, nursing and graduate education. With more than 25,000 employees and 1,700+ employed physicians, Geisinger boosts its hometown economies in Pennsylvania by billions of dollars annually. Learn more at geisinger.org or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.