TAMPA, Fla., May 26, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Florida, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), announced today the opening of its newest Welcome Room in Palmetto Bay. 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 WellCare 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 our new Welcome Room, and all of its health-related activities, to the residents of Palmetto Bay," said Gregg MacDonald, president, WellCare of Florida. "This location extends our presence, and makes it easier for the community to access the tools and information they need to make health care decisions for themselves and their families."
A grand opening for the Palmetto Bay Welcome Room was held May 21 and included entertainment, health and fitness programs, and children's activities. Village of Palmetto Bay Mayor Eugene Flinn was on hand to help cut the ribbon.
The Palmetto Bay Welcome Room, located at 9552 SW 160th St. in Miami, is WellCare's 15th Welcome Room in Florida. Other locations include: Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Kissimmee, Miami Gardens, 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 Palmetto Bay Welcome Room, call 786-573-7800.
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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