Oak Street Health opens second Long Island location


Oak Street Health, a chain of primary care centers for adults on Medicare, just opened its second Long Island location. 

The company opened a primary care clinic at 210 Fulton Ave. in Hempstead. The Hempstead location follows the 10,000-square-foot clinic at 14-16 Brooklyn Ave. in Freeport that opened in July.  

The new Hempstead center is the 18th Oak Street Health location in New York State. The company says it is the only primary care provider to carry the AARP name. 

“We are thrilled to open our Hempstead center in New York and begin delivering an unmatched patient experience and improving health outcomes for older adults in the community,” Dr. Yonette Davis, senior medical director at Oak Street Health, said in a company statement. “At Oak Street Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality care to meet the individual needs of our patients and we are excited to bring our innovative healthcare model to the area.” 

Oak Street Health, a subsidiary of CVS Health following the chain’s $10.6 billion acquisition earlier this year, delivers personalized, preventive primary care through an integrated model that incorporates behavioral healthcare and social determinants support. It provides a mix of in-center, in-home and telehealth appointments, as well as a 24/7 patient support line.   

The company claims to have reduced patient hospital admissions by about 51 percent compared to Medicare benchmarks and driven a 42 percent reduction in 30-day readmission rates and a 51 percent reduction in emergency department visits. 

Oak Street Health accepts all forms of Medicare, including Original Medicare Part B, select Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement or Medigap plans and Medicare-Medicaid Plans.  

Founded in 2012, Oak Street Health currently operates more than 180 centers across 25 states. 

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