Providence Health Plan opens new insurance shopping space in Portland

Providence Health Plan is making shopping for health insurance even more personalized by opening its first retail space at Providence Park.

Providence Wellspace, located at the entrance of the Providence Sports Care Center at Providence Park, will celebrate its grand opening week October 6-10. The location will offer both individual consumers and Medicare enrollees face-to-face health insurance sales and service support from Providence Health Plan employees.

"Shopping for health insurance can be a challenge and customers appreciate the ability to have a face-to-face conversation,” said Barbara Christensen, chief sales and marketing officer for Providence Health Plan. “Providence Wellspace is a touch-point for people to review the full spectrum of health insurance options, ask questions and feel confident about getting the right plan to meet their needs.” 

Providence Wellspace will feature a modern and welcoming interior design with iPad kiosks for plan comparison and enrollment, an area for one-on-one consultations and a community gathering space for informational sessions, and health and wellness activities.

Providence Health Plan will staff the space with specially trained sales associates, answering customer’s insurance-related questions, directing them to well-being resources and helping them purchase insurance products and services.

The store will remain open year-round. Walk-in hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Providence Wellspace grand opening activities:
  • 10-11 a.m., Oct. 7: Get a free blood pressure screening and meet Timber Joey
  • 5-6 p.m., Oct. 8: Learn do-it-yourself pain relief and relaxation
    Learn how to use a tennis ball to target muscle aches and relieve tension. Enter to win a 60-minute massage and a free week of yoga at Root Whole Body.
  • 1-2:30 p.m., Oct. 10: Meet Jack Jewsbury of the Portland Timbers
Providence Wellspace at Providence Park
909 SW 18th Ave.
Portland, OR 97205
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday

Providence Wellspace is located inside Providence Park between Southwest Taylor and Southwest Salmon streets, across from the Kings Hill/Southwest Salmon Street MAX station.