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Center for Health!

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Our innovative direct pay practice allows you to pay one fee and receive unlimited care at our office. By expanding access to primary care, we’re offering a simpler approach to better care and the peace of mind you deserve.
Learn more about Empower3
Center for Health!

Welcome UPMC for You Members!

Join Empower3 Center for Health!

If you qualify for Medicaid, and are enrolled in UPMC for You Medicaid, select Dr. Zane Gates at New Era Physician Services in Altoona as your primary care provider for all of our great services! Learn More…

Why Choose Empower3 Center for Health?

Empower3 Center for Health is a direct-pay physician practice. That means you pay a flat monthly fee and with your membership, you get all the primary care you need, whether it’s one visit a year or 10 in one month.

As a direct-pay physician practice, we don’t take insurance, so our focus is on you and your healthcare needs – not on the type of insurance you have. Our doctors don’t have to fill out cumbersome insurance paperwork, so they get to spend more time with you. Plus you don’t have to worry about high deductibles or expensive co-pays. Your membership covers unlimited wellness and preventive care, injury care, treatment for acute and chronic medical conditions, and X-rays and lab work.

Everyone is accepted and there are also no restrictions based on income or pre-existing conditions. We’re always accepting new members, including small businesses and those enrolled in UPMC for You.

With Empower3 Center for Health, you can empower yourself to better health today!

Empower3 In The News

  • Burocracia médica

State recognizes clinic’s work

April 8, 2016 By William Kibler (bkibler@altoonamirror.com) , The Altoona Mirror A local office headquartered in Altoona continues to [...]

  • businessfirst

Empower3 Direct-Pay Model Featured in Buffalo Business First

“Here’s an idea,” a recent article in Buffalo Business First states, “What if you could pay a [...]

  • Photo by J.D. Cavrich
11/19/15   L-R  Dr. Zane Gates, State Senator Don White and  Steven  D. Shapiro UPMC Executive Vice President and Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, UPMC and the President of the Physician Services

Dr. Gates Works to Reform Health Care

By William Kibler (bkibler@altoonamirror.com), The Altoona Mirror Dr. Zane Gates of Altoona has often said that the [...]


“The customer support available to help find affordable insurance is very good. I’ve never had any trouble. Empower3 Center for Health is a God send. Thank you!”
Darlene Miller, Patient
“We have been very happy with the services of Empower3 Center for Health. We have been blessed to have these available at this stage of our lives.”
Mrs. Mary Redinger, Patient
“Everyone is so nice and very caring. I don’t have to wait to get in and see a doctor. They take the time to explain everything and don’t rush you. They are very compassionate I actually like going to see a doctor now. This clinic is the best.”
Empower3 Patient