Oak Street Health Will Open Three Philadelphia Centers in 2018, Expanding Past Midwest Borders

Oak Street Health, a network of primary care centers providing a new model of value-based primary care to Medicare patients, will open three new centers in the Philadelphia area in early fall. Led by Regional Vice President, Amyn Andharia, Oak Street Health’s expansion will provide more equitable, accessible healthcare to people in medically underserved communities. Oak Street Health will accept multiple health plans as well as traditional Medicare in Philadelphia.

The new centers will serve Philadelphia residents in the West Philadelphia, Mount Airy, Oak Lane, Logan, Aramingo and Port Richmond neighborhoods. Patients who visit these centers will have access to transportation to and from the center, individualized treatment plans, longer-than-average appointments and community-centered support that goes beyond symptom treatment.

“Oak Street Health’s Philadelphia centers will open doors to adults who currently do not have access to the quality care they need,” said Amyn Andharia, Regional Vice President of Oak Street Health. “Our focus on value of care instead of volume of services will ensure patients in the community live happier, healthier lives.”

As Regional Vice President, Amyn Andharia will oversee center development and expansion on the East Coast. Andharia has managed seven centers in south Chicago and northwest Indiana for almost two years, making him an optimal leader for this initiative. Prior to Oak Street Health, Amyn served as regional director for Enlivant where he managed 14 senior housing properties with almost 300 employees. Amyn holds an MBA from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management and a J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

“We’re excited to begin our expansion to the East Coast with Amyn at the helm,” said Mike Pykosz, CEO of Oak Street Health. “We’ve grown incredibly quickly across the Midwest, which proves the scalability and value of our healthcare and business model. As we open these centers and several more in the future, we will be able to treat thousands of new patients and create hundreds of new jobs in Philadelphia and beyond.”

Since its founding in 2013, Oak Street Health has seen a 40 percent reduction in patient hospitalizations and nine out of 10 patients recommend Oak Street Health based on their experience. Its care teams are deeply embedded into the community, and 83 percent of its physicians live within five miles of a center. With this expansion to Philadelphia, Oak Street Health will grow to 28 centers, with several more planned to open in 2018.

The new centers will be located at the following addresses: 

5050 Parkside Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131

2401 W Cheltenham Ave, Wyncote, PA 19095

3621 Aramingo Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19134

To learn more about Oak Street Health’s value-based primary care model, visit http://www.oakstreethealth.com.

About Oak Street Health 
Oak Street Health is a rapidly growing company of primary care centers for adults on Medicare in medically underserved communities where there is little to no quality healthcare. Oak Street’s care is based on an entirely new model that is based on value for its patients, not on volume of services. The company is accountable for its patients’ health, spending more than twice as long with its patients and taking on the risks and costs of their care. Oak Street Health has been investing in communities since 2013 – providing much-needed primary care for tens of thousands of people.