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Fidelis Care Partners with Summerwood Pediatrics

Health Insurance Open Houses Offered for Onondaga County’s 48,000 Uninsured

SYRACUSE, NY (readMedia)– Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan, is proud to join with Summerwood Pediatrics to help uninsured residents of Onondaga County apply for quality, free or low-cost health insurance coverage.

Onondaga County is home to nearly 7,500 uninsured children under the age of 19, and 40,500 uninsured adults between the ages of 19 and 64. Fidelis Care is committed to reducing these numbers, and ensuring that all New Yorkers have access to affordable, quality health insurance coverage.

Fidelis Care representatives will be available at Summerwood Pediatrics; 4811 Buckley Road, Liverpool, NY, on Wednesday, July 11; Wednesday, July 25; Wednesday, August 8; and Wednesday, August 22 from 1 – 5 PM to answer questions about health insurance options, and to help eligible residents apply to enroll in Fidelis Care programs. Current Fidelis Care members may also receive assistance completing their annual recertification at these events.

Those unable to meet with a Fidelis Care representative at these times are encouraged to call 1-888-FIDELIS (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 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 776,000 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 51,000 health care professionals statewide. Regional offices are located in Syracuse, Albany, Buffalo, 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 http://www.fideliscare.org.

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