Hazleton, Pa.,
14:21 PM

LVHN Facilities at Hazleton Now Accept Geisinger Gold

Lehigh Valley Hospital (LVH)–Hazleton has entered into a multi-year agreement with Geisinger Health Plan (GHP) that will make it easier for members of Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage insurance plans to get the care they need at any of Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) locations in and around Hazleton. Through this contract, LVH–Hazleton becomes an in-network provider with Geisinger Gold, which will provide better costs and easier access for Medicare customers.

Geisinger Gold members now are able to access inpatient and outpatient services at LVH–Hazleton, the Health & Wellness Center at Hazleton, the Health Center at Mountain Top, ExpressCARE and at other LVH–Hazleton outpatient sites. Geisinger Gold is also accepted at all Lehigh Valley Physician Group (LVPG)–Hazleton offices through the northeast region.

“Lehigh Valley Hospital–Hazleton is happy to expand on our relationship with Geisinger Health Plan and offer its Geisinger Gold members access to health care in the Greater Hazleton area that puts patients and families first," says John Fletcher, LVHN Senior Vice President and President of LVH–Hazleton.

In addition to Geisinger Gold, LVH–Hazleton is an in-network provider for GHP Family, a medical assistance plan. LVH–Hazleton does not accept Geisinger‘s commercial HMO/PPO plans or the GHP Kids children's health insurance plan at this time.

Geisinger Gold Medicare Advantage plans are offered by Geisinger Health Plan/Geisinger Indemnity Insurance Company, health plans with a Medicare contract. Continued enrollment in Geisinger Gold depends on annual contract renewal. The provider network may change at any time.

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Lehigh Valley Health Network includes eight hospital campuses - three in Allentown including the region's only facility dedicated to orthopedic surgery, one in Bethlehem, one in East Stroudsburg, one in Hazleton and two in Pottsville, Pa.; 26 health centers caring for communities in seven counties; numerous primary and specialty care physician practices and 18 ExpressCARE locations throughout the region including the area’s only Children’s ExpressCARE at the Health Center at Palmer Township; pharmacy, imaging, home health services and lab services; extensive inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation services; and preferred provider services through Valley Preferred. Specialty care includes: trauma care at the region’s busiest, most-experienced trauma center treating adults and children, burn care at the regional Burn Center, kidney and pancreas transplants; perinatal/neonatal, cardiac, cancer care, orthopedics, and neurology and complex neurosurgery capabilities including national certification as a Comprehensive Stroke Center. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute, the Lehigh Valley Heart Institute and the Lehigh Valley Institute for Special Surgery give clinicians of the highest caliber the necessary infrastructure, programs and partnerships to help community members stay healthy and provide the most advanced treatment when needed. The Lehigh Valley Cancer Institute is a formal member of the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Alliance, a transformative initiative to improve the quality of care and outcomes for people with cancer in community health care settings, including access to key MSK clinical trials. Robotic surgery is offered in ten specialties across the health network with more than 10,000 procedures performed since 2007. Lehigh Valley Children’s Hospital, the only children’s hospital and Level 4 NICU in the region, provides care in more than 30 specialties and general pediatrics. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest has been recognized among the top five hospitals in Pennsylvania by U.S. News & World Report for for five consecutive years. Lehigh Valley Hospital–Cedar Crest, Lehigh Valley Hospital–17th Street and Lehigh Valley Hospital–Muhlenberg are national Magnet hospitals for excellence in nursing. Additional information is available by visiting LVHN.org, or following us on Facebook and Twitter.