Oak Street Health going strong in Pennsport

The primary care center has been a boon to Medicare patients for two years.

Deciding how to manage one’s healthcare needs can prove a daunting task, but since March 2021, residents near Pennsport have placed their trust in Oak Street Health, 2310 S. Columbus Blvd. This value-based network of primary care centers is attracting Medicare-insured patients. They also provide a host of monthly events. The events vary each week and season. The hour-long programs include:

  • Walking club.
  • Chair yoga and exercise classes.
  • Bingo.
  • Board and card games.
  • Ice cream socials.

View the upcoming programs. Note: the list may include events offered at other Philadelphia locations.

“We enjoy facilitating events for everyone who walks through our doors,” community outreach executive Vincent Rodriguez said of Oak Street Health’s 10th Philadelphia-based space. “While the demographic consists mainly of older adults, we are here to provide for the health and well-being of adults on Medicare.” 

The events make for a great complement to the other care offered at the site including:

  • Primary, chronic condition, and wellness/preventive care.
  • Immunizations.
  • Laboratory and testing services.

The Pennsport location recently added another doctor to the two physicians and nurse practitioner on staff. This team is helping Oak Street Health to spread its mission over 21 states. 

“We like spreading the word about who we are because specific, hands-on care drives us,” Rodriguez said. “The calendar events give us an extra push in putting ourselves out there and in growing this community’s overall healthcare options.” 

For more information, visit Oak Street Health.