Forward Now Open at Westfield Century City – High-tech, member-only health facility for VIPs

November 16, 2017

Get ready – the future is here!

Forward is a  futuristic approach to the concierge style medical practice now open at Westfield Century City.

Having been touted as the doctor’s office of the future, embodying the likes of an Apple store meets Westworld, Forward revolutionizes our country’s broken healthcare model. OH YES PLEASE!

Forward selected LA for a reason – it’s innovative, efficient and expects the best when it comes to technology and customer service.

Forward and its acclaimed group of investors – Ashton Kutcher, Eric Schmidt of Alphabet and Garrett Camp of Uber – recognized a white space in the market. And, in a day where innovation provides solution, Forward’s healthcare experience has finally healed the patient-doctor experience.

Why Forward?

Personalized Care: Forward’s doctors work with patients to understand goals, leveraging AI voice recognition technology to maximize doctor-patient facetime and create a personalized health plan.

 

Proactive Approach: With 24/7 access to a medical team via Forward’s free mobile app and ongoing monitoring of data from wearable sensors, Forward’s doctors can detect abnormalities in seconds

 

A Modern Experience: Gone are the days of sitting in a cold exam room alone in a Johnny gown. Forward provides patients with an inviting experience, complete with complimentary Lululemon athletic gear, and smart touchscreen displays to guide the way

SERVICES HERE

Your apps get updated every day, but healthcare hasn’t been updated in decades. We’re constantly releasing updated features and new services to our members. We’re improving to help you improve.

Primary Care, Rebooted

The core of Forward is a personalized relationship with an amazing doctor using our technology to manage an ongoing plan for your health. We take over your GP and assume responsibility for your care.

Onsite Blood Testing

A doctor without data is like a pilot without instruments. Unlike traditional doctors who send you (or your blood) to remote corners of your city, we do comprehensive blood testing on-site and get you back results instantly.

Speed

Our blood tests come back in 12 minutes, which means they’re actionable immediately for you and your doctor

Convenience

No more going back and forth between a doctor’s office and a lab–everything gets taken care of in one place.

History

Your labs are instantly available to your doctor and to you on your phone, so you’ll always know where you stand

Onsite Labs Available:

  • Cardiovascular Health

    Important for decreasing the risk of heart disease, heart attack, and stroke.

  • Total Cholesterol
  • LDL
  • HDL
  • Triglycerides
  • Electrolyte Health

    Your electrolytes are important for maintaining blood chemistry and muscle action.

  • Sodium
  • CO2
  • Potassium
  • Chloride
  • Metabolic Health

    Important for muscle and bone health as well as regulating hormones.

  • Glucose
  • Calcium
  • Kidney Health

    Your kidneys are responsible for waste removal and blood pressure.

  • Blood Urea Nitrogen
  • Creatinine
  • Protein Health

    Proteins are the building blocks of our body. They are important for tissue repair as well as enzyme and hormone regulation.

  • Albumin
  • Total Protein
  • Liver Health

    Important for a number of processes including blood filtering, hormone regulation, blood sugar regulation, and much more.

  • ALP
  • AST
  • ALT
  • Bilirubin

Personalized Plans

Your Forward doctor and care team support you throughout the year and ensure that your specific needs and goals are met. We help members with chronic issues but can also help with sleep, nutrition, and more.

Women’s Health

We offer a broad range of services geared toward female members. We go beyond the bounds of a traditional primary care to make sure you get appropriate care while minimizing visits needed to outside specialists for routine women’s health needs.

  • Birth Control
  • BRCA Screening
  • Pap Smear
  • Fertility Testing
  • Breast Exam

Genetic Screening

As part of your initial baseline visit, we do targeted capture of roughly 30 genes that relate to hereditary cancer syndromes like BRCA1 and MSH6. What we learn about your genetic cancer risk informs our doctors and the management of your health, including follow-ups and treatments we may want to pursue.

  • Breast & Ovarian
  • Endometrial
  • Colorectal
  • Pancreatic
  • Gastric
  • Prostate
  • Thyroid
  • Melanoma
  • Neuroendocrine

Onsite Pharmacy

No one ever got better staring at linoleum tile in line at the pharmacy. For your convenience, we can dispense many common medications onsite, such as antibiotics and antihistamines. There’s no additional cost–everything is included in your membership.

Travel Vaccines

Your flight to Southeast Asia leaves tomorrow and it’s not going to wait for you to get an appointment at an over-booked travel clinic. We’ll take care of all your travel vaccine needs onsite and will support you 24/7 via our app in case health questions come up while you’re abroad.

  • Influenza
  • Yellow Fever
  • HPV/Gardasil 9
  • TDaP
  • Meningococcal
  • Varicella
  • Japanese Encephalitis
  • Hep B
  • Pneumococcal 23
  • Typhoid
  • Rabies
  • MMR
  • Hep A/B Combo
  • Zoster
  • Polio
  • Hep A
  • Pneumococcal 13
  • TB/PPD

Other Services

We’re not the kind of doctor that says: See you in a year. Our ongoing health programs are targeted to your specific needs and help you make meaningful progress toward your health goals. We’re constantly adding new capabilities in our app, at our locations, and on our remote care and coordination team.

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Stress Management
  • Prep Counseling
  • I&D
  • Nutrition Counseling
  • STIs

Experience the difference for yourself

 Memberships can be purchased here.

 

Healthcare Built For Humans, By Humans

Moving Health Forward

It’s no secret that healthcare in the U.S. and across the world has major challenges. For us, the problem is personal. Each of our founders experienced a close friend or family member not getting the care they should have. Those experiences inspired us to create Forward: a new healthcare system built from scratch to serve the needs of people, rather than those of the legacy healthcare industry. Our mission is to combine the best aspects of physicians – judgment, empathy, and experience – with the best aspects of technology – scalability, cost and convenience – to bring higher quality, lower cost healthcare to as many people as possible.

Read Our Launch Post 

Improving Quality

We aim to radically improve the care our members receive. We do this by arming our doctors with data they don’t normally get, including genetics, real-time blood testing, and data from connected devices.

Lowering Costs

Healthcare has a scaling problem: because it’s a labor-based business, it’s hard to keep costs low. We’re building hardware and software to help our care team take care of more people than they could without technology. Our ambition is for Forward to be affordable to everyone.

Fixed Incentives

Because traditional doctors and hospitals make money by billing insurance companies, the patient becomes the product, not the customer. Forward’s membership model allows us to focus entirely on our members and allows us to build anything imaginable to improve their lives — whether or not there’s an insurance code for it.

Proactive, Not Reactive

Healthcare today is like going to a repair shop – you wait for something to break and then you pay someone to fix it. But what truly harms us are things like heart disease, cancer, and kidney diseases – not always things you feel when you wake up in the morning. We built a system to manage and get ahead of issues early.

Full-Stack

Forward is a full-stack company: doctors, designers and engineers work together to build their own software and hardware, including our own electronic health records system. This allows us to innovate faster and prevents us from being held back by legacy systems. We’re constantly improving by adding new services and capabilities that are only possible because we rebuilt the entire system from scratch.

The fact that you have medical professionals and engineers working literally side-by-side to tackle problems in healthcare is really exciting.

RAVI BHATIA, DOCTOR AT FORWARD

 

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