Fidelis Care expands coverage in Madison County

Fidelis Care expands coverage into Madison County

Fidelis Care has announced approval from the state Department of Health and the Madison County Department of Social Services to serve local residents through New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs.

"Fidelis Care looks forward to serving residents of Madison County with quality, affordable health coverage," said Mark L. Lane, Fidelis Care president and chief executive officer. "Although we may be a new 'face' in the health care community, we want local residents to know that Fidelis Care is here to stay. It is our goal to make a difference in people's lives and to provide them with convenient access to the quality care and services they need and deserve. We care about the lives of local children and families and will work tirelessly to be an invaluable community health care partner."

More than 6,200 Madison County residents, including 1,100 children under age 19 lack health insurance, according to the state Department of Health. Prior to Fidelis Care's approval, there were no managed care plans serving the county's more than 6,200 Medicaid-eligible residents.

Child Health Plus is for children in New York State under age 19. Coverage may be free or as little as $9 per child per month.

Adults ages 19 to 64 may qualify for low-cost health coverage through Family Health Plus, based on their household size and gross monthly income. For both Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus, Fidelis Care covers checkups, preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, hospitalization, emergency treatment, and more. Members receive care from their own primary care physicians and have access to a statewide provider network of more than 36,000 doctors and hospitals.

Key Madison County providers participating with Fidelis Care include American Medwell of Chittenango and Oneida Pediatrics.

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