Healthfirst Celebrates Grand Opening of Washington Heights Community Office
NEW YORK, NY, November 13, 2013 – Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care organization offering health insurance to individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area and New Jersey, celebrates the grand opening of its new Community Office in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. A special ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Wednesday, November 20 at 5:00 pm in front of the office at 1467 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10033.
This is one of nine Healthfirst community offices based in the New York City area with other locations in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. An additional location is based in Hempstead, Long Island. The Washington Heights Community Office will provide personalized one-on-one service to community residents seeking health insurance and assist current Healthfirst members with their administrative needs.
“The opening of this Community Office reinforces our commitment to the Washington Heights area and our established presence here as a neighborhood partner,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst President and CEO. “Working closely with our provider network and community leaders, we are now able to present residents with the convenience of a full-service Healthfirst location to serve all of their health insurance needs.”
Special invited guests scheduled to attend the ceremony include:
· Senator Adriano Espaillat
· Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa
The Washington Heights Community Office is open to the public Monday through Saturday from 8:30am-5:30pm. For more information, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
Established in 1993, Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization offering health insurance to individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area. It provides a variety of low-cost or free government-sponsored health insurance, including New York State Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and managed long term care, as well as Medicare Advantage. It is also a Qualified Health Plan on the New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. For more information, visit the company's websites at www.healthfirst.org and www.healthfirstnj.org.