One Medical opened their new Emeryville office to the public today. The primary care provider that was founded in San Francisco in 2007 has expanded rapidly with offices in neighboring Oakland and Berkeley. “With the new facility, the people of Emeryville can truly experience the One Medical difference” they noted through a press release. One Medical has targeted opening offices in high density population centers like ours.
Their new modern 2,361 sq. ft. office on Powell Street touts member benefits that include same day scheduling, guaranteed on-time appointments, 24/7 provider contact and on-site lab testing. “We think of the primary care physician as the ‘quarterback’ of health care” noted One Medical Communications Director Katie Dally. One Medical staff are also trained to address chronic health conditions, including diabetes, hypertension, and lipid disorders.
One Medical is truly geared toward the busy working professional and have made punctuality a priority. “95% of our appointments start within five minutes of their scheduled time” according to Dally.
One Medical notes they are in-network with most health insurance plans. They do not currently accept Medi-Cal patients but do participate in a limited number of ACA/Exchange plans. They partner with other providers such as UCSF and nearby Stanford Health Care (whom just opened a month ago) for specialist referrals. Annual Membership to One Medical is $149.
Technological Backbone, Virtual and Preventative Care
One Medical has distinguished itself by using the benefits of technology to reduce inefficiency that it claims makes quality primary care “more accessible”. Being early adopters of electronic health records has helped them cut administrative costs by as much as two-thirds.
Their mobile app offers convenient appointment booking, doctor email and even incorporates patient-physician video chat. Last year they acquired the health-coaching app Rise to assist in preventative care. “[Our] virtual business allows people to get high-quality care without co-pays and deductibles,” says Founder and CEO Tom X. Lee
One Medical was recently recognized by Fast Company as One of the most innovative company in healthcare in 2017. “We’re doing more for less,” says Lee, “and always re-engineering our processes.” These benefits of these efficiencies allow providers to spend more time with patients. According to Business Insider, One Medical added 80,000 new patients in 2015 and continues to build a base of enterprise clients. One Medical now has 54 offices nationwide.
One Medical offers limited, free on-site parking through the garage entrance on Powell. They also refer members to the Central Parking lot a block away at 5858 Hollis Street.
Address: 1333 Powell Street Suite 103, Emeryville, CA 94608
Hours: Mon – Fri: 8am – 6pm
Learn More on OneMedical.com/Emeryville →
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