AdvantAge: The Health Care You Need in the Medicare Years

April 5, 2023 Providence News Team

May is Older Americans Month – and there’s no better time for patients age 62 and older to enjoy customized, high-quality care offered through Providence Swedish’s AdvantAge Health Centers, where staff and physicians are dedicated to caring for senior populations for better overall health and a positive care experience. 

These end-to-end health clinics serve any senior over the age of 62, with benefits that include personalized care coordination from physicians and caregivers in a range of areas, including behavioral health support, pharmacy consultations and insurance experts. 

As part of Providence Swedish’s continued mission to provide the finest health and wellness care, the goal of our AdvantAge program is to help senior patients age gracefully through preventative and age-appropriate care, with physicians and staff who truly understand the health needs of older adults. 

At our AdvantAge Health Centers, senior patients can receive a full range of primary care services, such as: 

  • Screenings, check-ups and reminders. 

  • Preventive and wellness care. 

  • Managing chronic conditions.  

  • Diagnosing and treating new health concerns. 

  • Referrals to specialists. 

  • Medication management. 

  • Coordination of all aspects of your care. 

Already, we’ve seen great success with our AdvantAge Health Centers, which are now open in the Puget Sound area at the following locations: 

Providence AdvantAge Health Center – Panorama 

1450 Northwest Lane SE, Suite A,  

Lacey, WA 98503 

PacMed AdvantAge Health Center – Canyon Park 

1909 214th Street SE, Suite 300 
Bothell, WA 98021 

At Providence Swedish’s first senior-dedicated facilities, seniors enjoy faster access to appointments and extended visit times with their physicians, so medical staff can provide a “whole person” health care experience that considers all aspects of a patient’s life. 

Specifically, AdvantAge Health Centers provide each patient with: 

  • Personalized, compassionate care from a team trained to support seniors’ health and social needs. 

  • A skilled nurse care manager. 

  • An on-site health advocate to help with coordinating specialty care, hospital stays, insurance and general questions. 

In addition, the AdvantAge team is fully integrated with the entire Providence Swedish family of resources for seamless, connected care, including our hospitals and centers of excellence, lab and imaging, and an extensive network of specialists across all Providence, Swedish and PacMed locations. 

The heartwarming feedback we’ve received on our new AdvantAge Health Clinics has been overwhelmingly positive, particularly when it comes to extended doctor’s visits. One cancer patient who struggled with getting medical supplies connected with a new vendor and received a year’s worth of supplies from our AdvantAge team, relieving the patient’s anxiety and providing the kind of personalized support that was needed. 

More AdvantAge health centers are being planned throughout our region, and we look forward to working alongside our expert physicians and caregivers to continue elevating the health care services we provide to our senior patients. 

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