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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 has opened four locations in Rhode Island 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.”
  • Telehealth appointments and 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.

Oak Street Health: 4 locations 

  • 300 Quaker Lane, Warwick
  • 712 Broad Street, Providence 
  • 650 Branch Avenue, Providence 
  • 2000 Diamond Hill Road, Suite 18, Woonsocket

See what Oak Street Health can do for you 
(note this video was created before COVID-19 protocols)

*This benefit is separate from the rides benefit that comes with your BCBSRI plan. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.