EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care Opens in Chinatown Provides Benefit Experts and Health Guidance in One Convenient Location
NEW YORK, Dec. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- EmblemHealth, the New York-based health insurer and wellness company, has opened its third EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, an inviting place where the community is welcomed to meet face-to-face with EmblemHealth professionals to ask questions, get reliable information and solve problems. The newest EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is located at 87 Bowery in Manhattan's Chinatown.
EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care integrates company resources with those of the community to help members and non-members get the most from their health care and stay healthier. By understanding their lives, linking them to resources, and simplifying the process to help them navigate the health care system, EmblemHealth is able to identify and eliminate barriers to treatment. With a dedicated presence in the community, the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care team is well-positioned to connect people with the care and services they need.
"EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care represents our mission to provide access to quality health care and improve wellness in our communities," said Eliza Ng, MD, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Administration and EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care. "By being respectful of and responsive to the cultural, linguistic and health practices of New York's diverse populations, we will be more effective at meeting their health care needs."
All EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care locations are staffed with people who have deep roots and close ties in their respective communities. The first two EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care locations opened in November 2012 in Harlem and Cambria Heights, Queens. Nearly one year later, the Harlem and Cambria Heights teams have welcomed more than 27,000 people.
Bringing Care Closer to the Community
The goal of EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care is to offer support and personal attention from benefit experts and health care professionals to help EmblemHealth members navigate the health care system and improve health outcomes. At no cost to members, EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care staff will:
- Find in-network treatment options;
- Connect members with the appropriate community resources;
- Assist with enrollment in government programs;
- Help solve billing issues; and
- Identify appropriate health and wellness programs.
EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care also offers members and neighborhood residents access to community meeting spaces, educational materials and lectures, and health screenings such as blood pressure and body mass index. Interactive technology will provide guests with wellness information to help assess health risks and make informed choices.
Chinatown residents are invited to take a tour of Neighborhood Care. While there, residents can take an immediate health risk assessment, link to community-based services, use the health and wellness library, and attend classes on caregiving, nutrition, diabetes, Medicare and more.
For more information, please visit the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care website at www.ehnc.com.
EmblemHealth, Inc., through its companies Group Health Incorporated (GHI) and HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP), provides quality health care coverage and administrative services to approximately 3.4 million people. Groups and individuals can choose from a variety of PPO, EPO and HMO plans, as well as coverage for prescription drugs and dental and vision care. We offer a choice of networks, including quality doctors and other health care professionals throughout the region, leading acute care hospitals across the tri-state area, and physicians and hospitals across all 50 states. For more information, visit www.emblemhealth.com.