Fidelis Care Partners With the Community Health Center of Richmond

Health Insurance Open Houses for Staten Island's 53,000 Uninsured

STATEN ISLAND, NY (04/30/2012)(readMedia)-- Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, is proud to join with the Community Health Center of Richmond to offer two Health Insurance Open Houses for uninsured residents of Staten Island. In addition to health insurance consultations, the events will feature free medical screenings.

Staten Island is home to more than 6,000 uninsured children under the age of 19, and 47,000 uninsured adults between the ages of 19 and 64. Fidelis Care is working to reduce these numbers by providing Staten Island residents with access to quality, affordable health insurance through Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care.

Fidelis Care representatives will be available to answer questions about health insurance options, and to help eligible residents apply for coverage. Current Fidelis Care members may also receive assistance with their annual recertification of enrollment at these events.

The Health Insurance Open Houses will be held at the Community Health Center of Richmond's offices; 235 Port Richmond Ave., Staten Island. The events are scheduled for Monday, May 14, and Monday, June 11. Both events will run from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Those unable to attend one of the Open Houses 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 more than 755,000 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 49,000 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