GoHealth Urgent Care News

A New Standard In Neighborhood Urgent Care From Northwell Health-GoHealth

Source: New York Family

By Mia Weber

May 26, 2016

For many people, having to visit an urgent care facility means that your day has most likely been disrupted–you’ve suffered a health set-back and now you’re going to tr...

A New Standard In Neighborhood Urgent Care From Northwell Health-GoHealth

Source: New York Family

By Mia Weber

May 26, 2016

For many people, having to visit an urgent care facility means that your day has most likely been disrupted–you’ve suffered a health set-back and now you’re going to track down a facility that may or may not be nearby, and then have to potentially wait (and wait, and wait) to be seen by a healthcare provider. This kind of scheduling snafu can be especially tough on families with young kids and working parents.

Enter Northwell Health-GoHealth’s urgent care facilities. Northwell Health-GoHealth is an innovative healthcare partnership between Northwell Health (formerly North Shore-LIJ), a longstanding pillar of NYC-area health and wellness service, and GoHealth Urgent Care, a company specializing in bringing a new kind of urgent care to a variety of communities by partnering with local healthcare networks (GoHealth also operates in Portland, OR, in partnership with Legacy Health, and has plans to open new facilities in the San Francisco Bay area in partnership with Dignity Health this June). The Northwell Health-GoHealth business is built on offering immediate healthcare, medical record continuity and seamless integration with Northwell Health, x-rays and labs on-site, top quality care, and acceptance of most major insurance providers.

Northwell Health-GoHealth cut the ribbon this past week on two new urgent care facilities–in Greenwich Village (41 East 8th Street) and on the Upper West Side (2628 Broadway)–to add to their growing number of patient-focused and forward-thinking urgent care facilities in the New York City area.

“We now have 23 locations in the greater New York area,” Todd Latz, GoHealth’s CEO and a dad-of-three, says just before cutting the ribbon on the 8th Street outpost. “[The New York] market will continue to grow…and we’ll get a lot bigger here in New York in the next year. That’s true in Manhattan, Staten Island, Long Island, Queens, and Westchester.”

What makes Northwell Health-GoHealth’s urgent care facilities special–and especially great for families–is that they truly prioritize the patient experience. Allowing patients to reserve a spot online in the center’s queue before they arrive, offering larger exam rooms with large monitors to display medical records, and giving patients ample time to ask questions and schedule follow up care with Northwell Health’s extensive care network are all way in which these new facilities work towards changing urgent care for the better.

“Everything about the business is focused on patient and family experience. From comfortable waiting rooms to large spacious exam rooms that can accommodate families… It’s all about experience. The restrooms, for example—it’s an overlooked thing sometimes—they’re large and every one of them has a changing table,” notes Adam Boll, Vice President of Northwell Ventures Operations. “We specialize in not only seeing adults but also in seeing children. All of our practitioners are trained in family care.”

Boll’s sentiment is echoed by Latz, who emphasized the convenience factor of Northwell Health-GoHealth’s online check-in and queuing system: “What we’ve tried to do is design something that allows you to live your life and not change what you would normally do but also take care of something that, in the past, was difficult to do,” he explains. “We think that really has set us apart. Nobody else in this market has that type of queuing where you put it back into the patient’s hands.”

Now that Northwell Health-GoHealth has opened up in Greenwich Village and on the UWS, it brings Manhattan’s total up to four (there’s also a Gramercy location and an Amsterdam location). To learn more, or to book an urgent care appointment, visit gohealthuc.com/nyc!

Urgent care centers continue to sprout for Legacy Health

Source: Portland Businesss Journal

By Andy Giegerich

May 26, 2016

A relatively new player in the quick-care game continues to nurture new facilities.

Legacy Health, working with GoHealth Urgent Care, said this week wi...

Urgent care centers continue to sprout for Legacy Health

Source: Portland Businesss Journal

By Andy Giegerich

May 26, 2016

A relatively new player in the quick-care game continues to nurture new facilities.

Legacy Health, working with GoHealth Urgent Care, said this week will hold grand openings for new spots in Lake Oswego and the Pearl District. The locales, both of which opened May 20, are the fourth and fifth urgent care centers opened by Legacy GoHealth in 2016.

All told, the operation has 12 centers in Oregon.

The Lake Oswego Legacy GoHealth, at 3 Monroe Parkway, will have a June 1 grand opening while the Pearl facility, at 1244 N.W. Marshall St., will do the same June 2.

The urgent care centers offer vaccinations, physicals and X-rays, among myriad services.

It's the first set of Legacy GoHealth spots opened under the watch of Northwest Medical Director Dr. Andy Barnett.

A relatively new player in the quick-care game continues to nurture new facilities.

Source : The Portland Business Journal

By Andy Giegerich

May 26, 2016

Legacy Health, working with GoHealth Urgent Care, said this week will hold grand openings for new spots in Lake Oswego and the Pearl District. The locales...

A relatively new player in the quick-care game continues to nurture new facilities.

Source : The Portland Business Journal

By Andy Giegerich

May 26, 2016

Legacy Health, working with GoHealth Urgent Care, said this week will hold grand openings for new spots in Lake Oswego and the Pearl District. The locales, both of which opened May 20, are the fourth and fifth urgent care centers opened by Legacy GoHealth in 2016.

Read more at : http://www.bizjournals.com/portland/blog/health-care-inc/2016/05/urgent-care-centers-continue-to-sprout-for-legacy.html

New Urgent Care Center Opens on E. 8th Street

Source: DNAinfo New York

By Danielle Tcholakian

May 25, 2016

GREENWICH VILLAGE — A new urgent care center in the heart of Greenwich Village offers high-tech services to make things easier for patients with mobility issues,...

New Urgent Care Center Opens on E. 8th Street

Source: DNAinfo New York

By Danielle Tcholakian

May 25, 2016

GREENWICH VILLAGE — A new urgent care center in the heart of Greenwich Village offers high-tech services to make things easier for patients with mobility issues, including working with Uber to facilitate travel to and from the center.

Northwell Health has opened 22 GoHealth centers since 2014 across the metropolitan area and plans to open 15 more by the end of this year.

"We’re able to treat patients very quickly, get them on their way back to good health, back to what they’re doing in their day, and we can deal with things of a more acute nature — not life threatening, but certainly a higher level of acute care and treatment than you would normally see in a primary office care office for a very reasonable price," GoHealth Urgent Care CEO Todd Latz said.

This month brought two new facilities: one in the Village at 41 E. 8th St. between University Place and Broadway just a block and a half from New York University and Washington Square Park, and another on the Upper West Side at 2628 Broadway.

The staff at GoHealth can run x-rays and lab tests in-house, and uses an integrated electronic records system linked to Northwell Health's larger network. (The provider also operates the freestanding emergency room on Seventh Avenue South that replaced St. Vincent's Hospital.)

They accept walk-ins and patients with appointments can check in online.

"We let [patients] control their environment — from the online queuing and checking system to how much time they’d like to spend with providers. We don’t rush them out of that experience," Latz said.

The urgent care center offers a lower-cost alternative to Northwell Health's emergency room, where locals have complained of high fees for procedures as small as checking out a bee sting.

"We see a real need for our service and we’re excited to be able to offer that to patients," Latz said. "We believe that we fit very well into the healthcare continuum between primary care and emergency room care and at a much, much lower price point than what you would normally see at an emergency department."

Ebb and Flow

Source : Oregon Business

By Katy Sword

May 25, 2016

Ebb and Flow: PSU Biz Dean resigns; Legacy GoHealth likes Uber, A weekly list of hires, fires and promotions, as well as retail and restaurant openings and closings:

Ebb and Flow

Source : Oregon Business

By Katy Sword

May 25, 2016

Ebb and Flow: PSU Biz Dean resigns; Legacy GoHealth likes Uber, A weekly list of hires, fires and promotions, as well as retail and restaurant openings and closings:

Read more at : http://www.oregonbusiness.com/article/item/16917-ebb-and-flow

Northwell, GoHealth open urgent-care center in Greenwich Village

Source: Crain’s New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia

May 24, 2016

Greenwich Village residents suffering from a bad head cold and New York University students seeking a quick fix for a hangover have a new place to turn for...

Northwell, GoHealth open urgent-care center in Greenwich Village

Source: Crain’s New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia

May 24, 2016

Greenwich Village residents suffering from a bad head cold and New York University students seeking a quick fix for a hangover have a new place to turn for help.

Read more at :http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160524/HEALTH_CARE/160529922/northwell-gohealth-open-urgent-care-center-in-greenwich-village?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Northwell Health strikes kidney-care deal with country’s second-largest dialysis provider

Source: Crain’s New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia

May 20, 2016

New York's largest health system is linking up with the country's second-largest dialysis provider.

Read more at : http://www.crainsnewyork.com/arti...

Northwell Health strikes kidney-care deal with country’s second-largest dialysis provider

Source: Crain’s New York Business

By Jonathan LaMantia

May 20, 2016

New York's largest health system is linking up with the country's second-largest dialysis provider.

Read more at : http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20160520/HEALTH_CARE/160529998/northwell-health-strikes-kidney-care-deal-with-countrys-second-largest-dialysis-provider

We asked a doctor to debunk these three mental illness myths

Source : Hello Giggles

By Anna Gragert

May 19, 2016

We asked a doctor to debunk these three mental illness myths, If we could project three words into the sky (Batman-style), we know exactly which ones we’d pick: Mental. He...

We asked a doctor to debunk these three mental illness myths

Source : Hello Giggles

By Anna Gragert

May 19, 2016

We asked a doctor to debunk these three mental illness myths, If we could project three words into the sky (Batman-style), we know exactly which ones we’d pick: Mental. Health. Matters. Though May is Mental Health Month, we feel that such an important topic should be on our radars 24/7. We should constantly be working to take care of our minds and to, most importantly, defeat harmful myths that encourage us to do otherwise.

Read more : http://hellogiggles.com/asked-doctor-debunk-three-mental-health-misconceptions/

GoHealth Urgent Care seeks Mineola location

Source: The Island Now

By Suzanne Mobyed

May 19, 2016

The Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care chain is hoping to set up shop in Mineola as part of its recent expansion.

Pending a decision from the Nassau County Plann...

GoHealth Urgent Care seeks Mineola location

Source: The Island Now

By Suzanne Mobyed

May 19, 2016

The Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care chain is hoping to set up shop in Mineola as part of its recent expansion.

Pending a decision from the Nassau County Planning Commission, Mineola’s Village Board last Wednesday tabled the company’s application to open urgent care facility at 12 E. Jericho Turnpike.

If approved, the Mineola facility would be one of 50 to 100 the company aims to open by the end of 2017 in a partnership with Manhasset-based health-care chain Northwell Health, GoHealth New York President Sarah Arora said Wednesday.

“All physicians are highly skilled and caring providers,” Arora told village trustees. “As long as it’s not a life threatening situation, people can walk in, be treated and receive great care.”

There are 21 GoHealth Urgent Care Centers open, including locations in Roslyn, Rockville Centre, Massapequa and Bellmore. The Roslyn location at 1033 Northern Blvd. opened in November.

The Mineola location would be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

GoHealth Urgent Care gives access to the continuum of health care by developing and operating small-box urgent care facilities that company officials said are seamlessly integrated into market-leading health systems. 

The company’s partnership with Northwell Health allows patients to be transferred to the health system’s hospitals across Long Island if they need additional care, according to a 2014 Northwell press release.

Mineola trustees said they were concerned about the lack of a traffic light for cars exiting the property’s parking lot to go east on Jericho Turnpike.

“This is a very dangerous exit as there is constant traffic on Jericho Turnpike at most hours of the day,” Trustee Dennis Walsh said. “There needs to be a traffic light there.” 

Mayor Scott Strauss also said it is essential to have lighting in the parking lot and maintain the property.

Bohler Engineering Assistant Project Manager Kristin DeLuca, an engineer on the GoHealth project, said there is efficient lighting on the premises.

Village of Flower Hill trustees expressed similar traffic concerns about the Northern Boulevard location, prohibiting left turns out of the facility onto the thoroughfare in their 2015 approval.

The Village Board spoke about a proposed local law amending Section 550-16 of the Municipal Code of the Incorporated Village of Mineola. Trustees also tabled additional regulations for vape shops and hookah bars on Wednesday after a public hearing.

“We are not against hookah bars, but are looking to define a place to land them so that they are not on residential streets,” trustees said.

7 myths about tampons to stop believing ASAP

Source: HelloGiggles

By Smamy Nickalls

May 18, 2016

When you first get your period, tampons can seem a little intimidating  — and a LOT more so after you hear scary rumors swirling around. Tampons cause toxic shock syndrom...

7 myths about tampons to stop believing ASAP

Source: HelloGiggles

By Smamy Nickalls

May 18, 2016

When you first get your period, tampons can seem a little intimidating  — and a LOT more so after you hear scary rumors swirling around. Tampons cause toxic shock syndrome! You can lose a tampon inside you! It’s enough to make anyone a little nervous about the prospect of using one during your flow.

Read more at : http://hellogiggles.com/myths-about-tampons/

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