Have You Heard About Oak Street Health?
Rebuilding healthcare the way it should be. That’s what Oak Street Health has set out to do. A network of primary care practices for adults on Medicare, Oak Street Health will soon be opening three locations in Providence and Warwick—in collaboration with BCBSRI.
Dr. Griffin Myers, Oak Street Health’s Chief Medical Officer, says, “We’re focused on keeping people healthy, happy, and out of the hospital by providing well care, not sick care.”
Here’s what you can expect:
- A dedicated care team under one roof
Depending on your needs, Dr. Myers said your care team might include a doctor, nurse, medical assistant, care manager, and a mental health professional. A scribe even takes notes so your doctor can focus on you!
- Rides to appointments
You don’t have to worry about how to get to your appointment anymore. Oak Street staff will pick up and drop off qualified patients.
- Longer appointments
Ever feel like you don’t have enough time at your doctor’s visit? Dr. Myers said, “On average, Oak Street providers spend twice as much time with patients as typical primary care providers.”
- Care outside the office
“If we can take care of you over the phone or by visiting your home, that can be just as effective as a visit to our center,” said Dr. Myers. “And if you need care after hours, you can talk with a provider 24 hours a day.
- Community activities and events
Our buildings include a community center that’s open to everyone,” said Dr. Myers. “There is a computer lab, bingo games, exercise classes, talks by medical professionals. You can relax with friends and meet new ones.”
Oak Street Health: 3 locations
- 300 Quaker Lane, Warwick – NOW OPEN
- 712 Broad Street, Providence – NOW OPEN
- 650 Branch Avenue, Providence – Opening soon