Medical & Healthcare

Pocono Health System is a not-for-profit healthcare provider and its flagship hospital, Pocono Medical Center (PMC) has served as Monroe County’s sole provider for nearly 100 years. We have grown from our humble origins as a small, community hospital to becoming a national leader in health care excellence. In service to our community, we are all aligned to provide world class care close to home and to build a healthier community. PMC is fully accredited by The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and staffed by more than 230 members of the Medical Staff and over 1,900 dedicated employees.

It is equipped with 235 beds for optimal health care and has the only Level III Trauma Center in the Commonwealth. The Dale and Frances Hughes Cancer Center offers the latest cancer care as an affiliate of the elite Jefferson Kimmel Cancer Network with a comprehensive service line including a dedicated breast surgeon, highly acclaimed oncologists, and nurse navigators. The ESSA Heart and Vascular Institute offers the full breadth of the state-of-the-art cardiovascular services, including diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation. From planned to emergency procedures, PMC offers a full range of superior surgical services, as well as the region’s most technologically advanced surgical suites. PMC is also dedicated to providing the best possible services to address the unique healthcare needs of women through the latest technology and dedicated providers in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Perinatology, and Urogynecology. The Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit provides advanced care for newborns that require specialized care.

In an effort to provide more personalized, accessible, effective, and efficient care as well as responding to the demands of the Affordable Care Act, PMC has invested in the development of patient-centered medical homes where all services are comprehensive and coordinated in one location. Both the medical homes and the PMC Physician Associates network are committed to being centers that deliver wellness, prevention, and chronic disease management. This is enhanced by our Endocrinology service line, diabetic education program, and nutrition services. In addition, PMC has three Immediate Care Centers that provide exceptional care for treating most major illnesses and injuries for all ages, along with routine physicals, screenings, and more.

PMC also features a toll-free physician reference line. If you are looking for a qualified physician or provider, call (800) 851-0268. For more information, please visit www.poconohealthsystem.org or call (570) 421-4000.

Geisinger Medical Group in Mt. Pocono offers weekend and evening hours for convenient, urgent care and is located just behind Wal-Mart off Rt. 940 on Commerce Court, within the Pocono Mountains Business Park.

The clinic offers primary care practices in family medicine, internal (adult) medicine and pediatrics as well as specialty practices such as OB/GYN, cardiology, otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), neurology, rheumatology, endocrinology and general surgery.

There is an Eyewear Center with fashionable and affordable glasses in addition to optometry and ophthalmology services. Also housed within the facility is a pharmacy with Saturday morning hours, three labs for sleep, echo and ambulatory infusion, a DXA scan to measure bone density, ultrasound, X-ray and radiology services, audiology services and a HealthSouth Outpatient Rehabilitation center for occupational, physical and speech therapy.

The goal of the providers and staff is to provide the highest quality care and can make referral arrangements for you through their connection to a wide-range of additional specialists within the Geisinger Health System.

Using electronic health records, primary care physicians are linked to patients’ information at every stage of your healthcare. Additionally, patients with Internet access can review their own records, lab results, pay bills, schedule appointments, get prescription refills, and even communicate with their doctors. This management tool allows patients to take an active role in their own healthcare and their family’s from the convenience of their home computer.

Geisinger family medicine physicians offer primary care at a small medical group practice in Mountainhome and have access to all of the services at Mt. Pocono and system wide, including Geisinger Wyoming Valley in Wilkes-Barre and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Geisinger accepts most insurance plans, including Highmark Blue Shield, Health America, Devon, Clear Care, Intergroup, to name a few, as well as, Medical Assistance and Medicare.

For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, call Geisinger Medical Group Mt. Pocono directly at 570-839-3633 or use the Carelink toll free connection at 1-800-275-6401.

Medical services are also offered by The Medical Clinic in Shawnee.

In all, 199 doctors and specialists and 57 dentists serve Monroe County.