Fidelis Care Partners With Riverside Dental

Health Insurance Open House Offered for Herkimer County's More Than 7,100 Uninsured

HERKIMER, NY (02/08/2012)(readMedia)-- Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, is proud to join Riverside Dental to help uninsured residents of Herkimer County apply for quality, free or low-cost health insurance coverage.

Herkimer County is home to nearly 1,300 uninsured children under the age of 19, and more than 5,900 uninsured adults between the ages of 19 and 64. Fidelis Care is committed to reducing these numbers, and ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, quality health insurance coverage.

Fidelis Care representatives will be on site at Riverside Dental; 338 East State St., Herkimer, on Wednesday, February 15th from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm, to answer questions about health insurance options and to help eligible residents apply to enroll in Fidelis Care programs. Current Fidelis Care members may also receive assistance with their annual recertification of enrollment at this event.

Those unable to attend the Open House are encouraged to contact Fidelis Care at 1-888-343-3547 to schedule an individual consultation at a convenient time and location, including in the comfort and privacy of an applicant's home.

Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost health insurance through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Members are covered for regular checkups, preventive care, routine screenings, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more. In addition, Fidelis Care also offers a variety of benefit options for seniors through Fidelis Medicare Advantage, Dual Advantage, Medicaid Advantage Plus, and Fidelis Care at Home programs, available in certain counties.

To apply for enrollment in Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, or Medicaid Managed Care through Fidelis Care, please bring proof of age, income, and address.

With nearly 730,000 members in 59 counties statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Members have access to more than 48,000 health care professionals statewide. Regional offices are located in Albany, Syracuse, Amherst, and Rego Park (Queens), with satellite offices in Rochester, Poughkeepsie, and Suffern.

For more information, call Fidelis Care toll-free at 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547) or visit