NEW YORK, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Health insurance startup Oscar today announced the opening of the Oscar Center in Downtown Brooklyn, New York, which provides health and wellness services and access to a primary care practice operated in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System. Available exclusively to Oscar members, the Center hosts walk-in appointments, basic mental health services, and wellness services and classes.
"The Oscar Center is a pivotal step towards our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members," said Mario Schlosser, Oscar's CEO and Co-Founder. "Linking our powerful systems and simple tools with a practice run in partnership with a first-rate provider system like Mount Sinai allows us to bring even greater accessibility and affordability to our members' care. These connections empower doctors with richer patient data and analytics to improve patient health outcomes over time."
"The Oscar Center underscores the commitment of both Mount Sinai Health System and Oscar to optimizing our patients' health outcomes," said Niyum Gandhi, Chief Population Health Officer at Mount Sinai. "By combining our clinical expertise with Oscar's innovative technologies, we can collectively deliver exceptional care and a seamless experience to the people we serve and, in doing so, raise the bar for what consumers expect out of their healthcare."
The 6,000-square foot facility has five exam rooms, three consult rooms, a lounge, a laboratory, and a multipurpose room to host wellness classes and events. Fully scaled, the practice can host up to six physicians, and will also include a behavioral health specialist and several mid-level providers. The facility will be managed by Dr. Harry Ritter, Oscar's VP of Care Delivery.
Because the space will be fully integrated with Oscar's technologies, members will be able to instantly book appointments at the center through a care search in Oscar's app. The physicians will also be fully connected to Oscar's systems, enabling them to see a member's full health history and receive referrals directly from Oscar's free telemedicine feature or a member's Concierge Team, the designated team responsible for a member's needs when they contact the insurer.
About Oscar Health Insurance
Oscar is a health insurance company formed in 2012 to provide smart, simple, and personal healthcare to its members. For more information, visit www.hioscar.com.
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