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Health Care Startup Oscar Opens Downtown Brooklyn Clinic

By Alexandra Leon | December 9, 2016 4:07pm | Updated on December 12, 2016 8:57am
 Healthcare company Oscar has opened its first healthcare center at 408 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
Healthcare company Oscar has opened its first healthcare center at 408 Jay Street in Downtown Brooklyn.
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A tech-savvy health care clinic where members can make appointments on an app and be treated by iPad-toting doctors recently opened its first location.

The Oscar Center — run by Joshua Kushner, the brother of President-elect Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner — debuted at 408 Jay St. at the end of last month in partnership with Mount Sinai Health System.

The space offers Oscar members free access to a variety of health and wellness services, including a new primary care practice that will eventually be staffed by six physicians, a behavioral health specialist and several medical assistants. 

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An exam room at the new Oscar Center. (Credit: Oscar)

The new 6,000-square-foot center features five exam rooms, three consultation rooms, a lounge, a lab, and a multipurpose room for classes and events. 

Members can schedule an appointment on the Oscar app or walk in to see a doctor. When they arrive, visitors will sign in with an iPad and won’t have to fill out insurance or medical history information since it's already in Oscar’s system.

Physicians will have full access to Oscar’s computer systems, allowing them to see members’ full health histories and get referrals straight from Oscar’s free “telemedicine” feature.

boot trayThe Oscar Center's wellness studio will host fitness and nutrition classes, as well as special events. (Credit: Oscar)

“The Oscar Center is a pivotal step towards our vision of creating a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience for our members,” said Oscar CEO and co-founder Mario Schlosser in a statement. 

“Linking our powerful systems and simple tools with a practice run in partnership with a first-rate provider system like Mount Sinai allows us to bring even greater accessibility and affordability to our members’ care. These connections empower doctors with richer patient data and analytics to improve patient health outcomes over time.”