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Health is constant. Everything you do impacts it — and having a partner who helps you make your best health decisions is important. Because there is no “one size fits all” solution in healthcare.

This is a belief that’s kept us going for over 100 years. When we were founded by Abigail Geisinger for her central Pennsylvania community in 1915, she started a new trend in healthcare. One that put her community first. One that puts you first today.

Over the last century, we’ve grown from one hospital in rural Pennsylvania into a health and wellness organization that includes nine hospital campuses, a health plan with more than half a million members, two research centers and the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine. We’re nearly 24,000 employees and more than 1,600 employed physicians working together to bring preventive health and advanced medical care to the people who depend on us.

We work every day to give our communities the best care possible — through primary care, specialty medicine, hospitals, clinics, health insurance, medical education and research. We’re also leading initiatives like Geisinger 65 Forward, MyCode®, Geisinger Fresh Food Farmacy® and our Proven Portfolio, which improve healthcare for our friends and families, as well as others across the country.

With our neighbors by our side, we make better health easier.

Geisinger 65 Forward

A new kind of healthcare designed for people age 65 and older is here at Geisinger 65 Forward. Appointments with your doctor last longer — up to an hour. Lab work and other testing is done right on site and each location features state-of-the-art exercise equipment and offers a variety of classes, lectures and opportunities to make new friends. Right now, we have Geisinger 65 Forward Health Centers in Kingston, Milton, Scranton, Shamokin Dam, Wilkes-Barre and West Hazleton, with more locations coming soon.

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Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage

Geisinger Gold offers everything regular Medicare offers and more. Many plans even cover routine dental and vision services and come with hearing aid and eyewear benefits. The costs associated with Geisinger Gold can be as low as $0 monthly

premiums, $0 deductibles and $0 on prescription drug copays with annual limits on copays for medical services. More benefits. More money saved. Learn more Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage HMO and PPO plans are offered by Geisinger Health Plan/Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company/Geisinger Quality Options, Inc., health plans with a Medicare contract.

Continued enrollment in Geisinger Gold depends on annual contract renewal. ConvenientCare

When a sudden health issue pops up, turn to ConvenientCare. Walk right in for non-emergency care from highly trained, compassionate medical staff who can treat a variety of medical issues, including:

· Allergies

· Cuts that require stitches

· Insect bites or tick removal

· Ear, urinary and other infections

· Skin rashes

· Sprains and strains

If it will take too long to get an appointment with your primary care doctor, head to the closest of our 23 ConvenientCare locations. You can even view wait times and reserve your spot online.

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My health. My way. myGeisinger. Manage your care anytime, anywhere with the myGeisinger secure patient portal:

· Schedule and manage Geisinger appointments

· Message your Geisinger provider and care team

· See most test results quickly

· Renew prescriptions

· Access your loved ones’ information

· Schedule a COVID-19 vaccine or COVID-19 test

It’s safe, secure and easy to enroll.

Sign up today at or download the MyChart mobile app by texting “app” to 570-701-8404.

Geisinger Pharmacy

Did you know Geisinger has a pharmacy? From over-the-counter medications to prescriptions, there’s a Geisinger Pharmacy right in your neighborhood. Free home delivery and no-contact curbside pickup options keep things convenient and safe.

And if you’re a Geisinger Health Plan member, you can also get your medications delivered to your door through our mail-order pharmacy. Manage your orders right from your computer tablet or phone through our pharmacy app — with all your information password-protected and secure.

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Telemedicine virtual doctor visits

Virtual visits let you see your doctor from the comfort of your own home — you can even stay in your pajamas if you’d like. For routine or specialty care, telemedicine appointments allow you to connect with your doctor from anywhere. So whether you live far away or your schedule is packed, telemedicine makes staying on top of your health easier.

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