Healthfirst Community Office Opens in Washington Heights
NEW YORK, NY,October 1, 2013 – Healthfirst, a not-for-profit managed care organization offering health insurance to individuals and families living in the New York metropolitan area, announces the opening of its newest Community Office in the Washington Heights section of Manhattan. Community residents are now able to visit the office and receive personalized service at 1467 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York, NY 10033.
This is the eighth Healthfirst Community Office to open in the New York City area, with other locations in the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Queens. An additional location is present in Hempstead, Long Island. The Washington Heights office is staffed with Healthfirst representatives who will answer questions, provide information and help enroll those interested in obtaining health insurance coverage. The location will also serve as a hub for workshops and events held in partnership with local community-based organizations.
“With our strong ties in the Washington Heights community, it was imperative to bring a Community Office to this area to serve our current members and those seeking health insurance coverage,” said George Hulse, Healthfirst Vice President of External Affairs. “We look forward to continuing a long-standing relationship with our community partners here and having neighborhood residents take advantage of the convenience of our local Healthfirst office.”
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.
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