Healthfirst Community Office Opens in Sunset Park, Brooklyn

Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held to Inaugurate New Location

BROOKLYN, NY, October 1, 2014 – Healthfirst, a leading managed care organization serving more than one million members in downstate New York, announces the opening of its newest Community Office in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Tuesday, October 7th at 2:00 pm at the new location, 5324 7th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11220.
This is the second Healthfirst community office to open in Brooklyn and the tenth in the New York City metropolitan area, with other locations in the boroughs of Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens, as well as Hempstead, Long Island. The office is staffed with Healthfirst bilingual representatives (fluent in Chinese and Spanish) who will answer questions, provide information and help enroll those interested in obtaining health insurance coverage. The location also serves as a hub for workshops and events held in partnership with local community-based organizations.
“We are delighted to open our second community office in Brooklyn, where we already serve more than 275,000 members,” said Pat Wang, Healthfirst Chief Executive Officer. “This location will provide our members and other residents with personal attention and the opportunity to learn firsthand about Healthfirst’s program offerings. We look forward to cultivating new relationships and continuing our long-standing rapport with community partners.”
Local politicians invited to attend include:

  • Congresswoman Grace Meng
  • Senator Martin J. Golden
  • Assemblyman Peter J. Abbate, Jr.
  • Assemblyman Felix Ortiz
  • Councilman Carlos Menchaca

The Sunset Park community office is open to the public seven days a week from 9:00 am-5:30 pm. For more information, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
About Healthfirst
Healthfirst is a not-for-profit health plan serving more than one million members in downstate New York. It is the top-rated Medicaid managed care plan for quality in New York and Long Island. Created in 1993 by a consortium of the region’s health systems, Healthfirst’s operating model strives to achieve quality outcomes, cost effectiveness, and member satisfaction through collaboration with its extensive provider network and community organizations.
Healthfirst offers a comprehensive selection of free and low-cost health insurance options for individuals and families at every stage of life, including government-sponsored health plans such as Child Health Plus, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare Advantage, Managed Long Term Care, as well as commercial plans, such as Healthfirst Leaf Plans. We treat our members with the same care and attention we give our own families.
For more information on Healthfirst, please visit www.healthfirst.org.
Contact:
Laura Vialva
212-801-1451
718-764-3517 (cell)
Lvialva@healthfirst.org

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