Health+

A Simple, Powerful Equation:
Housing + Health

PROGRAM
Access to quality healthcare and low-cost prescription medications via Teladoc and CleverRX
PARTNERS
Maker spaces, creative studios, 500-person event space
LOCATION
Harrowgate/Kensington
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Encouraging A Better Health Outcome

The neighborhoods in which we work have some of the lowest quality of life and length of life rankings in the City. Juniata Park-Harrowgate, Hunting Park-Fairhill, and Upper Kensington, rank 44th, 45th, and 46th, respectively, out of 46 neighborhoods in Philadelphia, in terms of health outcomes and health factors. This reality presented our team with an opportunity to influence these contributing health factors in hopes of achieving better outcomes.

A Powership

SHIFT started a powerful partnership with HEALTH+ to provide residents in its communities access to quality healthcare and low-cost prescription medications via two services, Teladoc and CleverRX. Teladoc enables residents to contact a doctor through a phone call or video chat, and CleverRX provides access to discount prescriptions. SHIFT provides these services at no cost to the tenant to provide access to a doctor and to lower cost prescriptions with the hopes of positively impacting the lives of our residents and their families.

According to the Wellness Council of America, 70% of all physician visits and 40% of urgent care visits can be managed using telehealth. Solutions like this can effectively not only serve residents more efficiently but also reduce the burden on urgent care centers and emergency rooms.

SHIFT is breaking new ground and showing how landlords can embrace and apply technology-enabled solutions to provide their tenants with services that go beyond housing. People should not have to make a choice between taking their sick child to the doctor and getting fired for missing work, or neglecting their child’s immediate needs to earn a paycheck. HEALTH+ creates a win-win for residents and landlords.

Matt Hoffman, Partner in the HEALTH+ venture

According to the Wellness Council of America, 70% of all physician visits and 40% of urgent care visits can be managed using telehealth. Solutions like this can effectively not only serve residents more efficiently but also reduce the burden on urgent care centers and emergency rooms.

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