kaiserKaiser Permanente Southern Colorado members 18 and older are now able to access primary care services at the UCCS HealthCircle housed within the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, located at 4863 N. Nevada Ave.

This partnership between Kaiser Permanente and UCCS is designed to provide greater access to convenient health care for university employees with Kaiser Permanente coverage. Kaiser Permanente members will be able to receive care for minor illnesses and get their annual physical, a flu shot or routine blood work on campus.

“Offering care at UCCS HealthCircle is part of our larger strategy to bring high-quality health care closer to our members,” said C. Rocky White, Kaiser Permanente’s Southern Colorado market medical director. “This is one more example of our commitment to improving access for UCCS employees and the members we serve in Southern Colorado.”

UCCS HealthCircle, which opened in conjunction with the Lane Center’s grand opening in February 2014, includes a primary care clinic, an aging center, the Center for Active Living, Peak Nutrition Clinic and the Veterans Health and Trauma Clinic. Its model of providing integrated health care education, research and preventive primary and specialty care services is in line with Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care delivery system, according to a news release issued by UCCS. Kaiser Permanente physicians will also work closely with UCCS professors to mentor third- and fourth-year medical students studying at the Lane Center.

“We are excited to partner with Kaiser Permanente to expand the health care offerings available to the UCCS community,” said UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak, chancellor of UCCS. “Unexpected and chronic illnesses can keep our employees away from their jobs. The availability of comprehensive health care services at HealthCircle helps our community be healthier and more productive.”

A health insurer and health care provider, Kaiser Permanente offers comprehensive health care services to more than 61,000 members living in Southern Colorado at two medical offices in Colorado Springs and one in Pueblo. Kaiser Permanente’s newest medical offices opened at 215 Parkside Drive in Colorado Springs on Jan. 2.

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