TAMPA, Fla., May 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare Health Plans, Inc., (NYSE: WCG) announced today the opening of its newest Welcome Room in Miami Gardens, Florida. WellCare Welcome Rooms are neighborhood health information, education and activity centers. Open to the public, they offer a comfortable environment where visitors can ask questions about Medicaid and Medicare, and members can receive help accessing needed care and services. Welcome Rooms also host dozens of free events each month, ranging from exercise and nutrition classes to education on preventive health, safety and disease management topics.
"WellCare is proud to bring this brick and mortar location to the Miami Gardens community to help provide residents with greater access to important health information and events designed to help them live better, healthier lives," said Gregg MacDonald, president, WellCare of Florida. "We strive to improve and strengthen the communities we serve and are committed to offering health and well-being activities that are free and open to the public, not just our members."
A grand opening for the Miami Gardens Welcome Room was held May 14 and included entertainment, health and fitness programs, a dominoes table and children's activities. Miami Gardens Mayor Oliver Gilbert was on hand to cut the ribbon.
The Miami Gardens Welcome Room, located at 4680 NW 183rd St. in Miami Gardens, is WellCare's 15th Welcome Room in Florida. Other locations include: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Melbourne, New Port Richey, Ocala, Orlando, Pensacola, Pinellas Park, Spring Hill, Tallahassee, Tampa, West Palm Beach and Winter Haven.
For information about events and activities at the Miami Gardens Welcome Room, call 305-628-7800.
As of March 31, 2016, WellCare serves approximately 772,000 Medicaid members, 57,000 Florida Healthy Kids members, 92,000 Medicare Advantage members, and 31,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members in Florida.
About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 3.7 million members nationwide as of March 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.
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