Geisinger 65 Forward is designed to meet the health needs of those age 65 and older, with the goal of keeping members healthy and out of the hospital. At Geisinger 65 Forward, members can have longer appointments with their doctor — up to 60 minutes — and have access to same-day appointments, on-site lab services, and fitness and wellness activities.
Construction of the new center is underway at 293 Patriot Lane in the Trader Joe’s Plaza, in the former site of the GAP Factory Outlet. The facility is planned to open in October.
The health needs of those age 65 and up are all addressed under one roof at Geisinger 65 Forward. The program’s primary care physicians see a maximum of 450 patients, compared to the national average of 1,400 patients per primary care physician. In addition to their physician, members have access to a team of health care professionals, including nurses, nutritionists, social workers, wellness coordinators and a personal health care advocate.
“We’re continuing to expand this program to make it easier for our neighbors who are 65 and older to live healthier lives,” said Jonathan Welch, M.D., Geisinger chief medical officer for population initiatives. “We see how much our patients enjoy longer appointments and the convenience of having so many medical services in one location. Couple these with the wellness and social activities, and it’s a winning combination to provide better care.”
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.
Anyone interested in learning more about Geisinger 65 Forward, touring the facility once opened, or enrolling can call 814-272-6770 or visit geisinger.org/ForwardNewsStateCollege 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.