Brighton Park Welcomes New Innovative Health Center

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By: Ashmar Mandou

Replete with soothing colors, ample communal space, and a lively staff to welcome patients, Oak Street Health prides itself on providing innovative primary care to Chicago. With several locations across the city and a new one in the Brighton Park community, Oak Street Health concentrates its services to people with Medicare by developing comprehensive care plans that address their needs. “We really want to make our patients feel like they are not just in another healthcare facility,” said Regional Vice President of Oak Street Health Kristen Kerns. “We believe in quality versus quantity. Each Oak Street Health insures plenty one-on-one time with patients, same-day appointments, bilingual staff members, and help in the Medicare enrollment process.”

With the help of private investors, Oak Street Health opened its ninth location in Brighton Park to help the senior community take full advantage of what the center has to offer, which is everything from Spanish computer classes, beginner’s English, various community events that are free and open to the community, in addition to healthcare plans. New patients receive an initial two-hour meeting with their assigned physician and every time after those patients receive 30-minute appointment, depending on their needs. At select health centers, pharmacies are available as well as transportation for eligible patients. “To be able to work with a community like Brighton Park makes our jobs more fulfilling,” said Kerns. “It is our mission to go above and beyond for our patients so we invite the senior community to come in and see what we are all about.”

Oak Street Health will be opening up several locations in the coming weeks in Garfield Park, Chicago Avenue, and Gary, Indiana. If you would like to learn more about Oak Street Health head over to their website at or call 773-922-7884. Oak Street Health is officially open in Brighton Park, 4327 S. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60632. They are open 8am to 5pm. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 773-242-2370.

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