COLUMBIA, S.C. and TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of South Carolina, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), now offers a mobile app to enable Medicaid members in South Carolina to conveniently access their health plan benefits with the touch of a button.
The MyWellCare™ app is free and can be used by WellCare Medicaid members to:
Find a provider;
Locate nearby urgent care clinics or hospitals;
Access "Wellness Services," a secure feature that reminds members about needed preventive health screenings, such as mammograms or eye exams;
Display WellCare Member ID cards or send them electronically to providers; and
Receive timely member updates, such as an annual flu shot reminder.
"We are continuously enhancing the tools we create to help our members get the information and care they need to achieve and maintain optimal health," said Kathy Warner, WellCare's state president for South Carolina. "The MyWellCare™ app allows our members to easily manage their care, whether it's locating a nearby provider, connecting with customer service or getting reminders about recommended preventive screenings."
The MyWellCare™ app is available to iPhone® and Android® smartphone users via the device's mobile app store. It is also available in Spanish.
Members can call the customer service number on the back of their ID cards if they have questions about the app or need assistance downloading it.
As of June 30, 2017, WellCare serves approximately 86,000 Medicaid members, 12,000 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan members and 8,000 Medicare Advantage members in South Carolina.
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 TalAdvantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. The company serves approximately 4.4 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2017. 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.