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HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FOR ACCIDENT PRONE FAMILIES

Souce: Project Motherhood

By Allison

December 15, 2016

 

Are you a member of a family who always somehow seems to end up with a knocked over christmas tree? Something always gets caught on fire while cooking? Or you can...

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS FOR ACCIDENT PRONE FAMILIES

Souce: Project Motherhood

By Allison

December 15, 2016

 

Are you a member of a family who always somehow seems to end up with a knocked over christmas tree? Something always gets caught on fire while cooking? Or you can’t quite remember which wires are meant to be used on the outdoor or indoors lights? Yup, I’m right there with you. A few weeks ago when we were putting up our Christmas tree, Branden decided to (very proudly) climb up and put the star on the top without any help while my husband was untangling ornaments and I was changing a diaper. Let’s just say we almost had a mini disaster here. This is exactly why we all need to learn a little bit about the most proactive holiday safety tips so that we don’t end up spending the most exciting season of the year in the emergency room.

Last week, I had the opportunity to attend an event sponsored by Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care  and learned so much about keeping our family safe this holiday season. (Seriously, it was embarrassing how much I didn’t realize!)

First and foremost though, if you are in a situation where you do need to get to an urgent care, there are 30 different Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care  locations that allow you to self-checkin online and are easy to check the wait time at all the different locations. And as an added mom tip: if you don’t feel like pulling your kids out of school for a day to go to the pediatrician, they offer walk-ins for the flu shot for only $20 each – does it get any easier than that? I think not!

HOLIDAY SAFETY TIPS

Here’s where the highlights that I took away from the event because I figure that if I didn’t know, there’s a good chance that others were clueless about these holiday safety tips, too!

  • If you have a fake christmas tree, make sure it is fire resistant.
  • Don’t use indoor extension cords outside
  • Make sure that both pets and small children don’t eat your poinsettias or holly berries as they can be poisonous and you’re never too sure what the outcome could be
  • If you are hosting an event, take that role seriously. Make sure there is enough food when people are drinking and nonalcoholic beverage options, too.
  • Leave snow shoveling to the professionals
  • When kids are out playing in the snow, check their boots and gloves periodically to make sure they aren’t wet and cold to prevent hypothermia

And lastly, if you are traveling this holiday season, make sure you have your insurance cards with you and that you know the location of a hospital in advance – just in case something unexpected happens. I wish you all a happy, healthy and accident free holiday season!

Fashionably Yours,

Allison

Holiday Safety Tips You Need to Know This Season

Source: Moms in the City

By Kimberly

December 8, 2016

 

I attended a “Holiday Safety Tips” lunch that was sponsored by Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care yesterday. Dr. Neal Shipley, an Urgent Care Specialist, shar...

Holiday Safety Tips You Need to Know This Season

Source: Moms in the City

By Kimberly

December 8, 2016

 

I attended a “Holiday Safety Tips” lunch that was sponsored by Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care yesterday. Dr. Neal Shipley, an Urgent Care Specialist, shared a lot of helpful information during his Holiday Safety presentation. I found myself continuously thinking, “Oh, I didn’t know that,” as he covered various topics – from decoration safety to holiday safety tips for pets. Dr. Shipley was kind enough to share his holiday safety tips presentation and you can download it below:

 

Food Safety Tips

 

All of the holiday safety tips are good to know in order to protect our families. As a “foodie”, the food tips resonated the most with me though. They were the following:

 

Four Core Practices

 

Clean: Why? Bacteria can spread throughout the kitchen and get on hands, utensils, and countertops

Separate: Why? Cross-contamination is how bacteria spreads. Keep raw meat, poultry, seafood, and eggs away from ready-to-eat foods

Cook: Why? Improper heating & preparation of food means bacteria can survive

Chill: Why? Bacteria grows fastest between 40 °F and 140 °F. Proper chilling is important to reducing risk of illness

 

During the Q&A session, I asked Dr. Shipley what types of health problems were most prevalent during the winter season. He responded that many people visit the Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers (which offer walk-in care for non-life-threatening issues) during the winter for colds, bronchitis, and the flu.

The flu answer touched off a wider conversation about flu shots. We moms are so opinionated.  Personally,  I don’t have a strong opinion about flu shots. My kids get them because their hands are constantly in their faces due to allergies and asthma. FYI: It was helpful to note that Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care does offer $20 flu shots at any of their 30+ locations for those who are interested. Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care also accepts various insurance plans or self-pay rates that you can check on the Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care website.

In any event, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care centers are helpful options for urgent care needs. As my friend and blogging colleague Nancy and I were looking for the event’s address together, a local man (who helped us find the address) kept raving about the center that we were visiting. In his opinion, Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care “is a really great place”. I believe him!

Top Long Island Businesswomen Honored At Power Women Networking Event

Source: Long Island Press

By Suzanne Monteverdi

December 2, 2016

 

Close to 600 spectacular business professionals from across Nassau and Suffolk counties gathered in Great Neck for the Star Network’s Power Women in Bus...

Top Long Island Businesswomen Honored At Power Women Networking Event

Source: Long Island Press

By Suzanne Monteverdi

December 2, 2016

 

Close to 600 spectacular business professionals from across Nassau and Suffolk counties gathered in Great Neck for the Star Network’s Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event on Thursday, Dec. 1.

The networking and awards gala at Leonard’s Palazzo recognized some of the most influential women in businesses in Long Island who help make a difference in their communities.

Honorees and guests gathered for a networking and cocktail hour, dinner and raffle for prizes, with thousands of dollars collected to be donated to the Michael Magro Foundation, an organization dedicated to the support of children with cancer and other pediatric illnesses and the Jason F. Gruen Research Foundation.

View Photos of the Star Network’s Dec. 1 Power Women in Business Awards & Networking Event

Victoria Schneps, co-publisher of Schneps Communications, welcomed and congratulated the honorees and invited them to attach a ceremonial gold star pin to their attire.

“You are now officially pinned as a Power Woman in the Star Network,” Schneps said. “Wear it with pride.”

“It is an honor to recognize all of you,” co-publisher Joshua Schneps said. “These are all people that try to make a difference, both in business and in their neighborhoods.”

The honorees spoke about the personal and professional significance of being honored as a Power Woman in Business.

“Personally I’m very honored to win the award,” said honoree Ellen Savino, partner at Lewis, Johs, Avallone, Aviles, LLP. “And for the business, I think its a great opportunity for the law firm to be able to network with all of the other honorees at the event.”

“There really are no words,” said Ann Weber-Hughes, Medical Forensic Investigator for the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office. “As a woman in this field — I was the only woman in my unit when I started back in the late-90’s. Now, my unit is half women. So it’s nice to be recognized for what we do.”

“I am now part of this very esteemed group of women,” said honoree Sarah Arora, President of the New York Market for GoHealth Urgent Care,. “I’ve been very lucky in my own career to have had really incredible female mentors, and looking at the women who have been honored, I imagine that they have provided the same for other women in the area. It’s an inspiration.”

“I’m humbled,” said Joanne Mills, broker and owner of Exit Family Realty. “I can’t wait to get to know [the honorees] better: I’ve already picked out at least five women I need to sit down with immediately.”

The Power Women Rookie of the Year Award was presented to Laura Doukas, CEO of Doukas Creative Studios.

“I’m so honored,” Doukas said. “For my business, it’s obviously a great networking opportunity; a great way to get our word out.”
The Community Activist Award was given to Debbie Levine, parent advocate for Alley Oop for Autism and Monday Night Party Event Coordinator.

The Excellence in Real Estate Awards were given to the Ritz-Carlton Residences Sales Team: Debra Quinn Petkanas, Associate Real Estate Broker for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; Tracey Murray Kupferberg, CBR, Associate Real Estate Broker for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; Gail Holman, Associate Real Estate Broker for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty; and Renee Aversa, Associate Real Estate Broker for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Congressman-elect Tom Suozzi received the Man of the Year award, although he was not in attendance to pick up the honors.

A full list of this year’s Power Women honorees can be seen below.

Sarah Arora, President of the New York Market for GoHealth Urgent Care; Laura Camelo, Vice President & Corporate Secretary for Ridgewood Savings Bank; Katie Coleman, Financial Advisor and Managing Partner for Siena Wealth Advisory Group; Jennifer Cona, Esq., Managing Partner of Genser Dubow Genser & Cona LLP; Georgia Dandolos, General Manager, DVP of Lord & Taylor; Sari Friedman, Founding Partner of Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law; Roslyn Goldmacher, CEO/President of Long Island Development Corporation; Christine Ippolito, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Principal of Compass Workforce Solutions, LLC; Stacy Jaffee Gropack PT, Ph.D., FASAHP, Dean of the School of Health Professions and Nursing at LIU Post; Melissa Kaiser, Branch Manager for Investors Bank; Dr. Corey Karlin-Zysman, Academic Hospitalist & Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine for Long Island Jewish Medical Center & North Shore University Hospital-Northwell Health; Ashima Kapoor, President of ICS US, Inc.; Elizabeth Kase, Esq., Partner for Abrams Fensterman; Ann Kayman, CEO of New York Grant Company; Patricia Kielawa, VP Regional Sales Manager for Wells Fargo; Fenella Kim, President & CEO of Reliance Star Payment Services; Terrie Magro, RN MA, Physician Liaison for Winthrop University Hospital and Co-Founder of the Michael Magro Foundation; Lauren Mangano, Vice President of Mangano Sewer & Drain; Vivian Megala, Vice president, Mortage Loan Officer for Flushing Bank; Joanne Mills, Broker/Owner of Exit Family Realty; Brittany Musto, Executive Assistant to President for The Dover Group; Dr. Chief Chetachi Nwoga-Ecton, Founder & CEO of the When in Need Foundation; Bianca O’Brien, Managing Partner at New York Life Insurance Company; Carolyn Reinach Wolf, Esq., Executive Partner for Abrams Fensterman; Mary Ann Malack-Ragona, Executive Director/CEO of Alzheimer’s Disease Resource Center, Inc.; Laurine M. Rubin, Managing Attorney at Picciano & Scahill, P.C.; Melissa Ruvio, Esq., Real Estate Lawyer for Law Firm of Ryan J. Walsh & Associates; Megan C. Ryan, Esq., Executive Vice President and Chief Compliance and Privacy and Ethics Officer for NuHealth/NUMC; Ellen Savino, Esq., Partner at Lewis, Johs, Avallone, Aviles, LLP; Victoria Scotto, Sales Manager for Scotto Brothers; Ann-Marie Scheidt, Director of Economic Development at Stony Brook University; Mary Smith, Practice Manager at Central Veterinary Associates; Carol Soman, CPA, CEO of Dashboard Enterprises, Inc.; Gail L. Trugman-Nikol President/CEO of Unique Business Solutions; Yesenia Vasquez, President/CEO of Laser Now; Ann Weber-Hughes, RPA-C, NMD, Medical Forensic Investigator for the Suffolk County Medical Examiner’s Office; Janice Yao, CEO/Owner of JNJ Pharmacy Corp.

Event sponsors included Suffolk County Association of Municipal Employees Inc., GoHealth Urgent Care, Investors Bank, National Grid, Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty, NuHealth/NUMC, AgeWell New York, People’s United Bank, The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Broadway Stages, Parker Jewish Institute for Health Care and Rehabilitation, Flushing Bank, Scotto Brothers, Ridgewood Savings Bank, Wells Fargo, Mangano Plumbing Sewer & Drain, Laser Now, Abrams Fensterman, Raiche Ende and Malter, the Melville Chamber of Commerce, Godiva, Lord & Taylor, Sipp Beverage, and Georgi Vodka.

Media sponsors of the event were the Queens Courier, the Best of Long Island, the Long Island Press and the Daily News.

Do energy drinks really work? Here's what goes on in your body when you guzzle.

Souce: Mic

By Melissa Kravitz

November 30, 2016

 

If only there was a quick solution to reviving your mind and body after a long night of partying, reading or whatever you've lost sleep on. 

Oh wait — there is! Well, at least there's a product that wants to convi...

Do energy drinks really work? Here's what goes on in your body when you guzzle.

Souce: Mic

By Melissa Kravitz

November 30, 2016

 

If only there was a quick solution to reviving your mind and body after a long night of partying, reading or whatever you've lost sleep on. 

Oh wait — there is! Well, at least there's a product that wants to convince us it's capable of doing so. There's a lot of different energy drinks out there — though most of them similarly taste like the liquid seeping out of a week-old garbage bag. These horrendously flavored, caffeine-loaded products may promise instant energy, but are they all they're cracked up to be?  

While "energy drink" is a broad category, and many of them are made up of their own unique combinations of ingredients for differing taste and effectiveness, the general formula is pretty much the same across most brands. "The vast majority [of energy drinks] use caffeine as the base," Dr. Robert Korn of GoHealth Urgent Care said in an email. "Caffeine, when taken in moderate amounts, such as several cups of coffee in a day, is a proven stimulant and alertness drug."

A legal alertness drug? Perfection. Well, not quite. "In excessive doses, caffeine in any form can cause jitteriness, palpitations and sometimes more serious symptoms," Korn explained. While a standard 12-oz cappuccino has about 154 mg of caffeine, Rockstar iced energy drink has 250 mg in a 16-oz serving and Red Bull has about 80 mg per 8-oz serving. 

Though the caffeine content in energy drinks may rival your favorite coffeecreation, know that whatever's in that can is not straight caffeine. "Most of the non-caffeine additives in energy drinks are of dubious value," Korn said. "Most are vitamins, which often cannot be absorbed in excess amounts, or other substances, like amino acids or plant-derived chemicals of unproven benefits." 

If that's not enough to make you slow down your energy-drink-chugging routine, Korn also noted that "in some cases, these additives may be dangerous [especially] if one were to drink multiple energy drinks at once." One study found that niacin, an ingredient in energy drinks, may cause hepatitis. 

 

Instead, Korn advises "a good cup of Joe." If a morning coffee isn't enough to keep you awake all day — and your workplace doesn't allow afternoon naps — Korn noted that it's also totally fine to have "a second or third during the day to stay on top of your game."

In short, Dr. Korn has some financial advice: Skip the energy drink and go for the coffee, because everything else is money you could be spending on your next great idea. In-office nap pods, perhaps? 

Selena Gomez Swears By Using A 'Sweat Bed' To Feel Healthier

Source: Self

By Korin Miller

November 28, 2016

 

Here, experts discuss the practice.

Selena Gomez revealed in a new interview that she’s not great at pushing herself during exercise. "I'm hor...

Selena Gomez Swears By Using A 'Sweat Bed' To Feel Healthier

Source: Self

By Korin Miller

November 28, 2016

 

Here, experts discuss the practice.

Selena Gomez revealed in a new interview that she’s not great at pushing herself during exercise. "I'm horrible at discipline when it comes to working out,” she tells Elle. “I'm one of those people who's like, 'Ah, I ran for five minutes. I think I'm good.’”

While the 24-year-old says she works out with a trainer, hikes, and does Pilates, she also says simply sweating makes her feel good. "I have a sweat bed, which looks like a burrito that I wrap myself up in, and I sweat for about 45 minutes," she says. "Just little things to kind of keep me healthy and keep me focused."

For people who aren’t familiar with the concept, Gomez explains how it works: “You lie in these beds in a sweatsuit, and they wrap you up and you sweat for 45 minutes, and it releases all the toxins of your body...kind of the equivalent of a sauna."

Is this legitimate? First, a primer on toxins. Women’s health expert Jennifer Wider, M.D., tells SELF that "toxins" is one of the most misused words among health fans. “A toxin is technically a poison produced by a plant or animal, for example: snake venom,” she says. “When a diet, cleanse, or exercise regimen touts the benefits of cleansing your body of ‘toxins,’ it probably refers to ‘toxic’ substances we come across in our daily lives—germs and other substances like mercury, BPA, and pollutants,” she says.

The problem, per Wider, is that there's no real science to support the cleansing claims made by popular health trends. Your body actually flushes out toxins on its own, largely through your kidneys, Morton Tavel, M.D., a clinical professor of medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine and author of Snake Oil Is Alive and Well: The Clash Between Myths and Reality—Reflections of a Physician, tells SELF. Your liver also plays a role in the detoxification process, GoHealth Urgent Care's Andy Barnett, M.D., tells SELF. Some substances, like mercury and BPA, can get stored in your body no matter how well your system filters out toxins. “But in trace amounts, these are probably not harmful,” Wider says.

Here's where sweating, which your body mainly does to regulate your temperature, comes into the picture: Your skin is the first line of defense against toxic substances, and it forms a protective barrier that prevents germs from entering your body. “If a person sweats, the salt content makes it a ‘hostile environment’ for most bacteria,” Wider says. “So, in this way, it prevents toxic substances from getting into our bodies in the first place.”

But Marc Leavey, M.D., an internist at Baltimore's Mercy Medical Center, tells SELF that sweating on its own doesn't remove toxins from your body. "Dissolved in your sweat, which is mostly water, is about 1 percent salt, some proteins, and other metabolic byproducts," he says. "There may even be some tiny amounts of hormones. But there is no physiologic mechanism to excrete toxins of concern through your sweat."

Still, Wider says Gomez’s claims that using a sweat bed makes her look and feel better are entirely possible. Sweating can give you a healthy appearance, since the blood vessels located under your skin will dilate, leaving you with a glow, she points out. Plus, it can boost your blood circulation, which is good for your overall health, Barnett says. “Also, sweating can promote weight loss temporarily (from water loss), so your body may feel slightly different for a short period of time,” Wider adds. Of course, that’s just water weight—just sweating won’t actually help you lose fat.

Tavel points out that there can be a big mental component as well: “Perhaps [sweating] makes one feel like they have been exercising, thus falsely believing that the sweating alone is replacing the positive value of a real workout.” Leavey agrees that many of the benefits of sweating may be mental. "Since sweating is often associated with exercise, and exercise makes you feel good and rejuvenated, sweating also carries the same panache to many people," he says.

If you still want to give sweating for sweating's sake a try, no need to seek out a sweat bed—you can just hop in the sauna at your local gym, Sherry Ross, M.D., women's health expert at California's Providence Saint John’s Health Center, tells SELF. However, be aware that you can get dehydratedand overheated when you sweat like this. Ross recommends drinking plenty of water, especially right before you get in and after you get out, and being on the lookout for symptoms like a headache and dizziness. If you experience them, leave the sauna ASAP, and drink plenty of water or a beverage with electrolytes.

While sweating on its own may make you feel good in the short term, Ross says you'll ultimately get more of a boost from going for a run or doing some other aerobic activity. "That's going to have more benefit in the long term" since exercise offers a wealth of physical and mental benefits, she says.

Improving urgent care

Source: West Linn Tidings

By Kelsey O'Halloran

November 18, 2016

 

The bright, high-tech waiting room at West Linn’s newest urgent care facility is just one of many ways that Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care hopes to provid...

Improving urgent care

Source: West Linn Tidings

By Kelsey O'Halloran

November 18, 2016

 

The bright, high-tech waiting room at West Linn’s newest urgent care facility is just one of many ways that Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care hopes to provide the best experience possible for its patients. 

The company recently opened a GoHealth center in West Linn, which offers services for nonlife-threatening illnesses and injuries with no appointment necessary, and can also transport patients to a Legacy hospital for more extensive treatment. 

The exam rooms are fully equipped handle most non-serious medical needs.

Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care Medical Director Andy Barnett says GoHealth provides all the services of a regular urgent care center and more, including a mobile x-ray machine and a convenient check-in system. The West Linn center, the company’s 15th in Oregon, means local residents won’t have to drive more than a few minutes to receive high-quality drop-in care. 

“We all want to make people feel better when they’re sick,” Barnett says. “We feel that this creates the perfect environment to do it, and that’s a great feeling as a medical provider.” 

Here are a few things that set the center apart: 

High-tech experience

When patients enter the urgent care center, they’re directed to check in at a tablet station by the door. As they sit down to wait, a wall-mounted screen will show them their expected treatment time. 

Prospective patients can even check the GoHealth website before coming to the center to compare the wait times at various centers around the Portland metro area and choose the one that suits their needs. 

Innovative design

The facility’s interior is designed to create a comfortable, healing environment with curved architecture, bright colors and ample light. 

“The award-winning design, to me as a provider, has created a really pleasant space to work in and to care for patients in,” Barnett says. 

While the four exam rooms have glass walls to provide an open and modern feel as patients walk in, the “smart glass” can become opaque with the flick of a switch, providing complete privacy during patient care. 

Integrated, affordable care

Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care Medical Director Andy Barnett says he appreciates the new centers innovative design.

Unlike a typical urgent care center, GoHealth is part of an integrated network of care with Legacy Health, meaning that care information can be easily transferred from the center to a specialist at a larger Legacy treatment center. 

If a patient comes into the urgent care center with a broken leg, the center staff can provide basic treatment and bring a mobile X-ray machine right into the exam room to take a closer look. Within the same day, the patient’s Legacy Health primary care doctor could look at the X-ray and provide feedback, because the center shares Legacy Health’s medical records system. 

t’s cheaper than a visit to the emergency room, Barnett says, and a higher level of care for the patient. 

This fall and winter, the center is offering $25 walk-in flu shots seven days a week. Barnett invites local residents to stop in to get a flu shot and check out the new facility. 

GOHEALTH URGENT CARE WEST LINN

21900 Willamette Drive #209, West Linn

971-339-0360

gohealthuc.com/northwest

 

 

An "uber" urgent care experience arrives in Portland

Source: Portland Mom's Blog

By Portland Mom's Blog

November 18, 2016

 

There are a couple of notable brands we see popping up pretty rapidly around the Portland metro in recent months. One is Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care...

An "uber" urgent care experience arrives in Portland

Source: Portland Mom's Blog

By Portland Mom's Blog

November 18, 2016

 

There are a couple of notable brands we see popping up pretty rapidly around the Portland metro in recent months. One is Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers (they now have 18 area locations), and the other–showing up in thousands of area car windows–is Uber. At first glance you wouldn’t think one has anything to do with the other, however, as a couple of our bloggers discovered at a recent event at the Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care location at N. Williams, these two companies actually make a pretty great team to support area families. 

During a wellness event earlier this week, Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care launched an innovative healthcare program to Uber driver-partners and their families in Portland and neighboring communities. Why is that significant? For starters, a growing number of moms and dads see “gig jobs” with on-demand workforces like Uber as a way to earn extra income while having much sought after flexibility. But what’s typically missing from these opportunities are benefits like medical insurance. The services now available to Uber drivers and their families at Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care locations include $0 out-of-pocket flu shots, discounted sports clearance exams and free wellness classes. The program also offers diabetes and heart health classes, as well as biometric screenings and ergonomics therapy. 

Here are a just a few things shared at the recent Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care event that we love about their model of “patient-first” care:

  • High-quality, experienced clinical care in state of the art facilities (and all providers are skilled in serving the pediatric community as well as adults). We’ve been fortunate to share their expertise on our site. 
  • Their mobile-enabled web presence enables patients to easily check in online and do any “waiting” before they ever arrive at a center. 
  • A unified electronic medical record, avoiding unnecessary and duplicative testing and imaging, and with direct connections to specialty physicians and other aftercare providers through the Legacy Health system.
  • Industry-leading consumer satisfaction scores.

Easy access to care that leads to better, healthier lives is something we are always excited to see in our community. So ask the next Uber driver you encounter if he or she has stopped into their local Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care Center for their preventive care. And be sure to find YOUR nearest center to take advantage of their top-quality care with unparalleled access, convenience and value.

Legacy GoHealth partners with Uber

Souce: Portland Business Journal

By Elizabeth Hayes

November 15, 2016

 

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are partnering with Uber to bring health care services to the thousands of Portland residents who are drivers ...

Legacy GoHealth partners with Uber

Souce: Portland Business Journal

By Elizabeth Hayes

November 15, 2016

 

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are partnering with Uber to bring health care services to the thousands of Portland residents who are drivers for the ridesharing company.

“What we love about Portland is what a sophisticated health care market it is,” said Todd Latz, CEO of GoHealth Urgent Care, based in Atlanta. “One of the areas we identified as we looked at the market is the on-demand economy, gig workers who hadn’t had as much access to services.”

Among the services available to drivers and their families are free flu shots, sports physicals and wellness classes.

Latz said GoHealth streamlined the online check-in system for drivers. Those who buy insurance on their own through the health exchange can use those benefits. Those who are uninsured will enjoy special pricing, Latz said.

Legacy-GoHealth has grown to 18 urgent care centers around Portland.

This is the third health care partnership for Uber, which entered into similar agreements with Dignity Health-GoHealth Urgent Care in San Francisco and Northwell Health-GoHealth Urgent Care in New York.

Legacy Health to provide healthcare for Uber drivers

Source: KPTV 

By Fox 12 Staff

November 15, 2016

 

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are teaming up to provide healthcare options for Uber drivers.

The partnership will provide tailored healthcare services to U...

Legacy Health to provide healthcare for Uber drivers

Source: KPTV 

By Fox 12 Staff

November 15, 2016

 

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care are teaming up to provide healthcare options for Uber drivers.

The partnership will provide tailored healthcare services to Uber drivers at 18 co-branded centers.

Some of the services include free flu shots, physical wellness classes and medical screening.

The initiative marks a significant change in the way companies like Uber provide access to healthcare.

"I'm doing well by doing good, I guess. I need a flu shot and I'm sure Uber needs me not to be sick when all the nastiness comes on. I'm happy to get one," said Uber driver, Matthew Workman.

The initiative will have an online service cutting down waiting times for patients.

Families of Uber drivers can also take advantage of some services.

Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care partners with Uber

Source: The Columbian

By The Columbian

November 15, 2016

Uber drivers in the Portland-Vancouver area now have access to health care services at area Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers.

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Ca...

Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care partners with Uber

Source: The Columbian

By The Columbian

November 15, 2016

Uber drivers in the Portland-Vancouver area now have access to health care services at area Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care centers.

Legacy Health and GoHealth Urgent Care on Tuesday announced the partnership with the ride-sharing company. Through the partnership, Uber drivers and their families can receive flu shots with no out-of-pocket costs, sports physicals and free wellness classes. The program also offers diabetes and heart health classes.

Legacy-GoHealth Urgent Care has 18 centers in the Portland area, including centers in Camas, Cascade Park and Hazel Dell.

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