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Kaiser Permanente slated to open medical office in Frisco

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DENVER — Kaiser Permanente Colorado this week announced the location of its first medical office building in Colorado’s mountain communities. The new Kaiser Permanente Frisco medical offices will be located in the Basecamp retail center at 226 Lusher Court, off Interstate 70 and Route 9.

Construction has begun on the new facility, which will open to Kaiser Permanente members in January. The Frisco medical offices will offer primary care, laboratory and routine medical imaging.

This is the health plan’s first medical office building in the Colorado mountain communities. Additional facilities, including medical offices in Eagle County, are in the planning stages.



‘Offering More Options’

“We have a proven track record of delivering high quality and affordable health care in Colorado. We are excited to join these mountain communities and look forward to offering more options in an area where there is a significant need.”Donna LynnePresident of Kaiser Permanente Colorado

“Over the last year, we have met with residents, elected officials and local community and business leaders who have shared with us their concerns about the lack of affordability and choice in the current health care market,” said Donna Lynne, president of Kaiser Permanente Colorado. “We have a proven track record of delivering high quality and affordable health care in Colorado. We are excited to join these mountain communities and look forward to offering more options in an area where there is a significant need.”



While specific staffing plans are still in the works, the new Frisco medical offices will employ physicians, nurses, technicians and administrative staff. Kaiser Permanente said its expansion to the mountain communities is expected to bring jobs to the region.

In 2014, Kaiser Permanente announced it was exploring options to offer health care and health coverage in Colorado’s mountain communities for the first time.

Kaiser Permanente currently serves more than 625,000 members along the Front Range, as far north as Fort Collins and Greeley and as far south as Colorado Springs and Pueblo.



Commercial Coverage Plans

Pending approval by the Colorado Division of Insurance, Kaiser Permanente will initially offer commercial coverage plans to employers and individual and family plans and Medicaid in Summit and Eagle counties. Additional plans and options will be added in 2017 and beyond, the company said.

Kaiser Permanente members in the mountain communities will be able to visit any Kaiser Permanente medical office in Colorado, including the Frisco location. In addition, the health plan is working to build a network of local primary care and specialty care physicians and hospitals.


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