Modernizing Healthcare to Address Aging Population – Capital Health Plan

Capital Health Plan (CHP) will soon be offering a modern new option to meet the health care needs of our growing membership when we open our new Metropolitan Health Center in Northeast Tallahassee this fall. The facility will be located off Thomasville Rd. near I-10, and will be the first CHP patient care facility to open in over 20 years. The Metropolitan Center will include physician offices, urgent care, imaging, lab services, wound care, and the new Nancy Van Vessem, M.D., Center for Healthy Aging – named for the late Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, CHP’s former Vice President and Chief Medical Officer.

With over 35 years of serving this community, CHP has witnessed significant growth with our membership and the new center will enable us to continue supporting the health care needs of our community long into the future. The Metropolitan Health Center will also help us directly address the needs of the aging community in Tallahassee. Our new location, physicians, and services were specifically selected with the needs of those members in mind.

The new Dr. Nancy Van Vessem, M.D., Center for Healthy Aging will focus on age-friendly care for Medicare members, with an emphasis on the “4Ms”: mental health, medications, mobility, and what matters to patients. Additionally, CHP’s Center for Complex Care is relocating to the new location to treat patients with more serious and ongoing medical issues. The focus on healthy aging is needed in the Tallahassee area, where Census figures show the 65+ population is growing rapidly.

Since our start in 1982, CHP has grown from 5,000 members to over 135,000. Our extensive network of physicians and specialists has also increased dramatically in that time, increasing from 75 to over 450 in our seven county service area. Although known for our prominence in the local community, CHP has been consistently recognized on a national scale for its exceptional levels of service and quality care for its members. According to NCQA’s Private Health Insurance Plan Ratings, CHP’s private Commercial plan is rated 4.5 out of 5. According to its Medicare Health Insurance Plan Ratings, CHP’s Medicare plan is rated 4.5 out of 5. No other health plan in Florida achieved ratings that high for either their Commercial or Medicare plans.