Thursday, April 26, 2007 WellCare opened their doors in the growing borough of Bedford – Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Fox 5 News Medical Reporter Dr. Sapna Parikh was there as the special guest Master of Ceremony, introducing Brooklyn’s Deputy Borough President, Yvonne J. Graham. Also addressing the crowd of over 150 people were Hardy “Joe” Long, President of the Fulton-Nostrand Merchant Association, Captain Charlie McEvoy of the 79th Precinct and President of WellCare of New York Health Plans, Daniel Parietti. You knew something special was happening when a live band “The Cultural Band” was performing in front of the new WellCare Health Plans store front at 10:00 in the morning, said a customer passing by the crowd of people. The store is located 1331 Fulton Street, between Nostrand Avenue and Verona Place. Open 6 days a week.
“We are hoping to make an impact to this growing community”, said Greg Horta, Community Outreach Coordinator for WellCare. “We are working to collaborate with local clinics, business, and community based organizations to provide health screenings and services for the community.” During the month of June we are preparing to have Saturday – Screenings including blood pressure, bone marrow, glaucoma, diabetes and HIV testing.” “We are also looking for talented, customer-focused professionals to continue our mission to become the leader in government-sponsored healthcare programs”. “Just come by and our trained staff will answer all your questions.”
WellCare is a leading provider dedicated to government-sponsored health plans such as Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Programs and others. WellCare founded in 1985, with three employees and 1,000 members. By the end of 2006, WellCare has become the largest Medicaid and Medicare only contractor in the nation with more than 3,000 employees and revenues of 3.8. Billion. Our team of more than 2,600 associates, over 25,000 physician partners and 60,000+ pharmacies serve over 2.2 million members across the country. The WellCare Group of Companies operates plans under the WellCare, Staywell, HealthEase, Harmony and PreferredOne brands. WellCare’s recent launches include stand-alone Prescription Drug Plans and Open Access Private Fee-For-Service Plans.