Oak Street Health has opened a primary care center for adults on Medicare in Lancaster.
The center, located at 790 New Holland Ave., Suite B, is the first center for Chicago, Illinois-based Oak Street Health in Lancaster and the 13th in the state, Oak Street Health said. It is the only primary care provider to carry the AARP name.
“We are thrilled to open our Lancaster center in Pennsylvania and begin delivering an unmatched patient experience and improving health outcomes for older adults in the community,” said Dr. Marisa Gefen, regional medical director at Oak Street Health. “At Oak Street Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to meet the individual needs of our patients and we are excited to bring our innovative healthcare model to the area.”
The company said the integrated model incorporates behavioral healthcare and social determinants support and is easily accessible through a mix of in-center, in-home and telehealth appointments, as well as a 24/7 patient support line.
Oak Street Health said it has reduced patient hospital admissions by approximately 51% compared to Medicare benchmarks and driven a 42% reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51% reduction in emergency department visits.
Oak Street Health said it is dedicated to making a positive impact in the areas it serves by hiring employees from local neighborhoods and investing resources to support its communities.
Oak Street Health accepts all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.