The $15 million investment in Wyoming County and surrounding communities delivers a newly renovated clinical space, more appointment availability in growing specialty programs, and an enhanced walk-in care model to make better health easier for patients and members. A more convenient care destination, the facility is more easily accessible from the road and offers more parking than the former Geisinger Tunkhannock location.
Market research predicts Wyoming County’s 65+ population will continue to grow over the next three years, marking an 8% increase from 2021 to 2026. These patients tend to have a greater need for specialty services and more frequent visits to their primary care physicians to manage chronic conditions.
“As we grow to meet the needs of our community, our focus is on helping our patients and members manage their total health and, ideally, avoid unnecessary hospitalizations and emergency room visits,” said Kathy Lloyd, associate vice president of Community Medicine and Convenient Care at Geisinger. “Our new Geisinger Tunkhannock clinic gives us the space we need to expand now and the opportunity for future expansion as community needs arise.”
Like the previous location, the new clinic offers primary care; women’s health; ear, nose and throat; pharmacy; laboratory; and imaging services. Outpatient care for neurology and general surgery are also available.
Expanded services in the 32,000-square-foot facility include outpatient cardiology, which has increased from two days per month to three days per week, and hematology/oncology, which has grown from three infusion chairs and two exam rooms to six infusion chairs and four exam rooms.
Radiology equipment has been updated and includes a new state-of-the-art mammography unit, and the pharmacy will be piloting an in-clinic dispensing model for acute and maintenance medications.
The planned ConvenientCare walk-in clinic at the new site has been upgraded to a ConvenientCare+ model that provides all of the services of a traditional ConvenientCare and helps address the county’s need for emergency services. There, patients can have advanced treatment for non-life-threatening emergencies like:
· Nebulizer therapy for management of breathing issues
· IV fluids for dehydration
· IV diuresis for urinary conditions
· IV or oral steroids for inflammatory conditions
· IV antibiotics for infections
· Treatments for high or low blood sugar
· Medication for high blood pressure
· Heart rate control for atrial fibrillation (A-fib)
Schedule a primary care appointment online at geisinger.org/health or by calling 570-605-4425. Check ConvenientCare wait times and save your spot online at geisinger.org/urgent.
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.
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