HOUSTON, Nov. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Wellcare, a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, announced today its Medicare Advantage members will have in-network access to Iora Primary Care practices in Houston effective July 1, 2021.
Iora Primary Care specializes in primary care for older adults on Medicare. With a care model built on relationships, Iora providers and healthcare teams are committed to providing a comprehensive approach to health. Each Iora patient has a provider and a health coach along with access to a team nurse and behavioral health specialist to help optimize their health and wellness. Iora also offers such services as same- and next-day appointments, 24/7 access to a primary care provider via phone, onsite laboratories for convenient one-stop service, and transportation when help is needed getting to a provider's office.
Wellcare Medicare Advantage members in Houston have access to the following locations:
Braeburn 6613 S Braeswood Boulevard Houston, TX 77065
Cy-Fair 1226 Farm to Market 1960 Road West
Houston, TX 77065
Forest West 5323 Antoine Drive Houston, TX 77091
Four Corners 9440A Hwy 6 South
Houston, TX 77083
Northside 4414 North Freeway, Suite 300
Houston, TX 77022
Spring Branch 10124 Hammerly Boulevard
Houston, TX 77080
"We are pleased to partner with Iora Health to extend our footprint in Texas and further support our efforts to partner with high-quality providers and health systems across the state," said Rich Fisher, SVP and CEO of Medicare for Centene, Wellcare's parent company.
"We're thrilled to be able to work with Wellcare, a company that shares our passion for delivering high quality care to older adults," said Lindsay Botsford, M.D., Iora Health's Texas Medical Director. "Providing Houston residents with more choices to get care that focuses on their whole-person health is a win-win."
About Wellcare For more than 20 years, Wellcare has offered a range of Medicare products, including Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (PDP), which offer affordable coverage beyond Original Medicare. Today, the company offers benefits with every Medicare beneficiary in mind, such as dental, hearing and vision services; Flex cards to assist with co-pays; transportation services; telehealth visits; wellness and fitness programs; in-home support services; and special supplemental benefits for the chronically ill. Wellcare is a wholly owned subsidiary of Centene Corporation, a leading multi-national healthcare enterprise committed to transforming the health of the community, one person at a time. Beginning Jan. 1, 2022, Centene's Medicare brands, including Allwell, Health Net, Fidelis Care, Trillium Advantage, 'Ohana Health Plan, and TexanPlus will transition to the Wellcare brand. For more information about Wellcare, visit www.wellcare.com and follow them on Facebook.
About Iora Health Iora Health, part of One Medical (NASDAQ: ONEM), is a membership-based primary care organization with a mission to transform health care for all through its human-centered, technology-powered model, particularly focused on the senior population. Iora Health and One Medical's vision is to delight members with better health and better care while reducing costs.
Iora Health is owned by 1Life Healthcare, Inc., which is the administrative and managerial services company for the affiliated One Medical physician-owned professional corporations that deliver medical services in-office and virtually. 1Life and One Medical entities do business under the "One Medical" brand.
Wellcare is the Medicare brand for Centene Corporation, an HMO, PPO, PFFS, PDP plan with a Medicare contract and is an approved Part D Sponsor. Our D-SNP plans have a contract with the state Medicaid program. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal.
Wellcare (HMO and HMO SNP) includes products that are underwritten by WellCare of Texas, Inc., WellCare National Health Insurance Company, and SelectCare of Texas, Inc.
Provider may also contract with other Plans/Part D sponsors.