Finding a Medicare Health Center Near You

When you want to have all of your basic healthcare needs met in one place, a Medicare health center is a great “one-stop shop” to see a doctor who accepts your plan, pick up prescriptions, meet other seniors, learn about the benefits your health insurance offers, and much more.

What Purpose Does a Community Health Center Serve?

A Medicare health center is where seniors can go to address all aspects of their health in one convenient location—this is a holistic model that includes physical, mental, social, and emotional health.

These centers have strong ties to the community because they’re located in the neighborhoods they serve. They’re a great spot to meet other seniors who have many of the same concerns you do.

Is There a Senior Community Center Near Me?

Oak Street Health operates 10 primary care centers for adults on Medicare in Philadelphia. These are located in the neighborhoods that have the most need, including:

  • Aramingo
  • Cheltenham
  • Cobbs Creek
  • Fern Rock
  • Germantown
  • Parkside
  • Roosevelt
  • South Philly
  • Strawberry Mansion
  • University City

The Benefits of Senior Primary Care Centers

Primary care is the key to great health. A primary care provider is usually the first person you see with any medical concern, and they are trained to handle a wide variety of conditions. A good primary care doctor will take the time to get to know your medical history, your family history, and your personal habits so that they can create a personalized plan for you.

Finding Preventive Care in Your Community

Our approach to healthcare at Oak Street Health in Philadelphia is one of preventive care. We want to help you be healthy both now and later. Our preventive care offerings include:

  • Vaccines
  • Annual wellness visits
  • Lab work
  • Programs to help you change unhealthy habits
  • Screenings and tests for diseases
  • Strategies to manage any chronic conditions you already have

What’s Available at the Senior Health Centers Near Me?

Integrated care that all works together is more effective and efficient. That’s why our Medicare health centers make it easy to get everything you need all in one place, such as:

  • Quality time with a healthcare provider, either in person or via telehealth
  • A patient support line that’s staffed 24/7.
  • Individualized preventive care plans
  • Podiatrists and pharmacies on-site in our centers
  • Behavioral health services

Focusing on Wellness

One of the strengths at Oak Street Health is our behavioral health services. This involves the connection between every aspect of your health, including mind, body, and spirit. Keeping all of these in optimal shape is the best way to feel good. When one is out of balance, it can negatively affect all the other aspects of your health.

Behavioral Health Services at Medicare Health Centers

Our Medicare health center has a variety of experts who can support creating positive daily habits and behaviors, including:

A Medicare health center is a place that seniors can go to address all aspects of their health in one place—this is a holistic model that includes physical, mental, social, and emotional health.

Assistance with Understanding Medicare

Because our Medicare health center is staffed only by healthcare providers who accept all forms of Medicare insurance—including Original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, MedSupp or Medigap, and Medicare-Medicaid—we are experts in navigating Medicare benefits. We can help you understand what is and isn’t covered under your particular plan and how to make the most of your Medicare coverage. We even offer Medicare education classes at our senior primary care centers to equip you with more knowledge.

The Social Scene at Medicare Health Centers

While our providers are wonderful, our senior primary care centers have much more than just rooms where you meet with a doctor or pick up prescriptions—they’re hubs of activity. We also offer:

  • An area where patients and community members can gather for activities
  • Exercise classes
  • Entertainment and activities such as bingo and craft projects
  • Educational programs

I’ve Found Senior Healthcare Near Me—Now What?

When you’re switching to a new senior primary care doctor, you want to come prepared. Start by having your medical records sent to your new physician. Then, take time to prepare for each appointment. Write down the reason for your visit and any health concerns or questions you have. And bring a list of all your medications—or better yet, the bottles themselves.

During your first visit, your doctor should listen carefully to your concerns, explain things clearly and fully, show respect for you, and identify your risk factors for any health problems. The provider should also allow you to ask questions.

The information provided above will be used by Oak Street Health to contact you to schedule an appointment. Learn more about how Oak Street Health uses your information.

Putting Your Health First

Get the support you need for your health—body, brain, and heart included—by finding a Medicare health center near you. If you have questions about what we offer at any of our Oak Street Health locations in Philadelphia, call (888) 386-0845 for more details.