CHICAGO, Nov. 2, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Focused on improving people's experience in health care, Harken Health is excited to launch in Chicago. A new kind of health care company that unites relationship-based primary care with competitively priced health insurance, Harken aims to not only improve its members' health, but also to change what people think is possible from their insurance and health care.
Strong relationships and a home base for high-quality primary care have been shown to improve patient satisfaction and lower overall medical costs. The dedicated Harken Care Teams, including doctors, Health Coaches and Behavioral Health Specialists at the four metro Chicago Harken Health Centers are empowered with the time to listen and build authentic and trusting relationships with members. The Care Teams act as the patient's health care coordinators for care delivered in the broader Harken Health provider network. They also help members form and maintain plans for their health and well-being. The four warm and inviting Harken Health Centers will hold open houses throughout November and December and be open to care for new members Jan. 1, 2016. The Health Centers are located in Des Plaines, Edgewater, South Loop and Wicker Park.
"Harken Health was built from the ground up to care for people and their health needs. Our vision is to change what the world expects from health care, and restore it to a time when doctors knew patients by name and built lasting connections within their community," says Tom Vanderheyden, CEO of Harken Health. "The nationwide health care conversation has never needed to be more personal or poignant. It touches all of us and particularly affects Chicago's small businesses and thousands of residents searching for quality care. From a Care Team dedicated to every patient, to unlimited, no-charge visits to Harken Health Centers and 24/7 access to a Harken doctor, our goal is to simplify and improve the health care experience."
People seeking insurance coverage can choose from Gold, Silver or Bronze plans aligned to their unique health needs and budget. All plans include:
- Unlimited, no-charge primary care visits at Harken Health Centers.
- A dedicated, personal Care Team available by phone, email, text or video chat.
- 24-hour, 7-days a week access to Harken Health doctors.
- One of the largest National networks of approximately 850,000 physicians, medical professionals and hospitals.
- Prescription drug coverage, online ordering and optional home delivery.
- Complimentary wellness classes like nutrition, yoga, cooking and overall fitness at the Health Centers.
Harken Health membership access is available via independent insurance brokers, the Federal Health Insurance Marketplace (healthcare.gov), on the Harken Health website (harkenhealth.com) or at (844)-445-6042, beginning Nov. 1, 2015. Open enrollment will continue through Jan. 31, 2016.
About Harken Health
Harken Health Insurance Company is a new kind of health care company that unites relationship-based primary care with flexible and competitively priced health insurance in a membership-based model. Membership includes unlimited, no-charge primary care visits at Harken Health Centers; a dedicated, personal Care Team available by phone, email, text or video chat; 24-hour, 7-days a week access to Harken Health doctors; a nationwide network of approximately 850,000 physicians, medical professionals and hospitals; complimentary wellness classes like nutrition, cooking, yoga and overall fitness at the Health Centers; and prescription drug coverage, online ordering and optional home delivery. Harken Health has 10 Health Centers in the Atlanta and Chicago metro markets, with plans to expand to more communities soon. At Harken, our goal is "to change what the world expects from health care, one community at a time." For more information, visit harkenhealth.com.
SOURCE Harken Health