METROPLUS HEALTH PLAN TO OPEN NEW COMMUNITY OFFICES IN THE BRONX

(NEW YORK, NY - July 21, 2017)

MetroPlus Health Plan announced today it has opened new community offices in three locations in the Bronx, with official opening festivities planned for later this month and early August. The move represents the first time the health plan has established community offices in that borough.
 
“We are excited to expand access to our services in the Bronx,” said Seth Diamond, Chief Operating Officer of MetroPlus Health Plan. “While we already count many Bronx residents among our members, bringing health care directly to where New Yorkers live and work is a core part of our mission. Opening up these three community-based offices provides MetroPlus with a great opportunity to further serve the Bronx.” 
 
MetroPlus community offices aim to serve both current members of MetroPlus and others who may be considering joining the plan. At these offices, members and potential members get questions answered about benefits and services. Staff can also facilitate health plan enrollment—or annual renewals for current MetroPlus members. Community offices also offer health screenings, partner with community organizations to conduct enrollment for the SNAP (Food Stamp) program, and host other events that allow individuals to improve their health and wellness.

Bronx Offices
 
The three sites are conveniently located at street level in the Bronx, with easy subway and bus service access:
 
Morrisania – 227A 167th Street, 10456
Monday – Friday: 9am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 11am – 3pm
 
Bathgate – 720 East Tremont Avenue, 10457
Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
 
Morris Heights – 1733 University Avenue, 10453
Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm
Saturday: 10am – 6pm
Sunday: 10am – 4pm
 
 
The MetroPlus Bronx community offices offer support in English and Spanish, as well as other languages when needed.
 
Each office will host opening ceremony festivities for the community, with health screenings, light refreshments, music, face painting and other
children’s entertainment, and more. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
 
Opening ceremony dates and times:
 
227A 167th Street
Friday, July 28, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm
 
720 East Tremont Avenue 
Saturday, July 29, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm

1733 University Avenue 
Friday, August 4, 2017          
10:00am – 2:00pm
 
 
For further information about these Bronx offices or their opening ceremonies, please call 917.681.1324 or e-mail abdulm@metroplus.org.
 
 

About MetroPlus Health Plan 
For more than 30 years, MetroPlus Health Plan has built a reputation for providing access to affordable, quality health care to residents of New York City. A wholly-owned subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest municipal health system in the United States, MetroPlus is the plan of choice for over half a million New Yorkers. In addition to Medicaid Managed Care, MetroPlus offers dozens of quality health plans, including Child Health Plus; several Medicare Plans; a Medicaid Special Needs Plan (SNP) for people with HIV and their families; a Long-Term Managed Care Plan; MetroPlus Gold, a plan exclusively for New York City employees; FIDA and HARP plans; and over 100 NY State of Health Marketplace products, including the new Essential Plans. The company’s robust network of primary care doctors and specialists includes many independent community providers. Culturally sensitive, and fluent in more than 40 languages, MetroPlus staff is as diverse as the great city it serves.

About NYC Health + Hospitals
NYC Health + Hospitals is the largest public health care system in the nation serving more than a million New Yorkers annually in more than 70 patient care locations across the city’s five boroughs. A robust network of outpatient, neighborhood-based primary and specialty care centers anchors care coordination with the system’s trauma centers, nursing homes, post-acute care centers, home care agency, and MetroPlus Health Plan—all supported by 11 essential hospitals. Its diverse workforce of more than 42,000 employees is uniquely focused on empowering New Yorkers, without exception, to live the healthiest life possible. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org and stay connected on Facebook at facebook.com/NYCHealthandHospitals or Twitter at @NYCHealthSystem.