Penn State Health expands access to pediatric primary care on the West Shore

July 12, 2021

HERSHEY, Pa. — Penn State Health is expanding access to pediatric primary care on the West Shore with the opening of its newest outpatient facility, Penn State Health Medical Group – Upper Allen. Leaders and staff from Penn State Health and Highmark Health gathered today (July 12) to celebrate with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.         

Penn State Health Medical Group – Upper Allen, located near the intersection of South Market Street and Gettysburg Pike in Upper Allen Township, will be an expansion of the pediatric-focused practice previously located on Aspen Drive. That established practice is moving to the Upper Allen location. The new, 7,500-square-foot practice will include an initial team of four pediatric care providers and about a dozen support staff. Current and new patients will be accepted. In the coming weeks, care will expand to accommodate all ages with the addition of family medicine and sports medicine specialists.

“Our goal is to ensure our patients have access to Penn State Health’s providers close to home,” said Jeanette Gibbs, senior vice president for ambulatory services at Penn State Health. “This new outpatient location marks another way we are bringing our care to where it’s most convenient for the communities we serve.”

The new practice helps fulfill a commitment made in 2017 by Penn State Health and Highmark to build a broader community care network to ensure patients and members in central Pennsylvania are close to needed primary care, specialty care and appropriate acute care hospital settings.

Penn State Health already provides primary, specialty and acute care to West Shore area residents at a number of other locations. Penn State Health Medical Group – Mechanicsburg (Route 114 near Interstate 81) offers family medicine, internal medicine and neurology services. Penn State Health Medical Group – Camp Hill (Market Street near 32nd Street/Camp Hill bypass) offers family medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology, as well as care in more than 20 specialties and on-site lab and imaging services.

Penn State Health Medical Group – Andrews Patel Hematology/Oncology (Camp Hill and Harrisburg locations) provides West and East Shore residents high-quality, compassionate oncology and hematology services and clinical trial opportunities in a community setting.

The health system’s acquisition of Penn State Health Holy Spirit Medical Center and its 28 affiliated outpatient practices in November 2020 expanded health care service and access to care in one of Pennsylvania’s fastest-growing regions.

Penn State Health Hampden Medical Center, a 110-bed general acute care inpatient hospital, is under construction in Hampden Township (Good Hope Road, off Route 944 and I-81) and scheduled to open in October.

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Last Updated July 12, 2021