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Personalized primary care and wellness for people 65+

Geisinger 65 Forward is available to all Geisinger Gold Medicare members.

What is Geisinger 65 Forward? Senior primary care (and so much more).

Geisinger 65 Forward is designed exclusively for people 65 and older. Our health and wellness centers offer everything you need under one roof in a calm, relaxing environment that feels more like a spa than a clinic. You’ll get:

Same-day appointments: See your doctor faster and get the attention you deserve.

Longer visits: More 1:1 time with your doctor.

Everything under one roof: On-site lab, imaging and nutrition guidance — our centers are a one-stop shop for all your health needs.

Social + educational activities: Fill your calendar with activities to keep you healthier and happier. Plus, learn about topics like preventing falls or how to find the right walker or cane — for free, and in the same location as your doctor.

A personal wellness plan: Individualized exercise programs to meet your goals like improved strength and balance, better flexibility or maintenance after physical therapy — all integrated with your Geisinger Gold health plan.

Our goal? To help keep you healthy and happy so you can enjoy more of what life has to offer — for many years to come.

Convenient locations in Pennsylvania

Geisinger 65 Forward Kingston
Bette Wood at the gym of Geisinger 65 Forward Scranton

Understanding Geisinger Medicare Advantage

Our Medicare specialists are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to answer your questions. Call us for more information.

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Check records and book appointments online

With MyGeisinger, you can manage your care, view test and lab results and see upcoming appointments, all in one place.

Free e-book: “Your guide to living a healthy and strong life”

In addition to offering longer appointments and fitness classes in the same location as your doctor, we want to help you make the most of life at any age. 

That’s why we’ve put together a free e-book that offers tips on topics including: 
  • How to exercise to support bone strength
  • Keeping your brain sharp
  • Tracking your medication
  • Taking your blood pressure
Just fill out the form to download your free e-book. 

"You have to add life to years, and I think that’s what we’re doing here.” — Lou Borino

Want more information, an appointment, or a tour of Geisinger 65 Forward?

Fill out the form to request a call.

Plus, when you fill out the form, you’ll get your free e-book: “Your guide to living a healthy and strong life.”

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Ready to enroll?

Interested in joining one of our Geisinger 65 Forward Health Centers? Give us a call at 570-207-5970.
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Frequently asked questions

Is Geisinger 65 Forward only available to Geisinger Gold members? What other insurance does this program accept? 

Geisinger 65 Forward is available to Geisinger Gold (Medicare Advantage) members.

We have an insurance specialist available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer your questions. Call us for more information: 570-207-5970.

Can I use the fitness equipment or attend events if I’m not part of Geisinger 65 Forward? 

No, you must be a 65 Forward patient to participate in the wellness programs. 

Once you’re enrolled in 65 Forward, we encourage you to take part in fitness, wellness and social activities. Studies show that many people 65 and older become socially isolated, which can affect their physical and mental health. That’s why we encourage our patients to gather at the center for activities.

Lab draws, X-rays and other medical services are also reserved for 65 Forward patients.

Do I have to switch my Geisinger primary care provider to take advantage of all the other offerings at 65 Forward? 

Yes. When you join 65 Forward, you’ll need to see one of the providers at the center you choose.

The good news? You’ll be gaining a Geisinger doctor who specializes in caring for people 65 and older — and a whole care team that’s focused on your health and wellness.

Your team will include:

  • A nurse who works alongside your doctor and knows you and your medical history.
  • A care coordinator/coach who’ll make sure you get the right care at the right time, based on your unique medical needs.
  • A social worker who will work with you and your family to coordinate non-clinical needs like counseling.
  • A nutritionist who will review your diet and recommend healthy choices.
  • A wellness coordinator who partners with your doctor to create a fitness plan tailored to you.
  • A healthcare advocate who works with you, your family — and your specialists, hospitals and Medicare plan — to coordinate your care and help you take advantage of the health benefits and services we offer.
How do you become a Geisinger 65 Forward patient? Can my primary care provider refer me? 

We offer a new patient orientation where you can learn about the program and meet our providers. To qualify, you must be 65 or older and have Geisinger Gold (Medicare Advantage) insurance. You don’t need a referral, but you will need to switch from your current primary care provider (PCP) to one of our 65 Forward providers.

Have questions about Geisinger Gold? We have an insurance specialist available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer them. Call us for more information: 570-207-5970.

Are there any costs or fees I need to pay?

Yes. Co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses may apply.

We have an insurance specialist available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, to answer your questions. Call us for more information: 570-207-5970.

Accepted 04/04/23
Page last updated: 04/04/23
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