Health insurance open house Friday

PLATTSBURGH - Fidelis Care will provide a free health insurance open house at CVPH Medical Center, 75 Beekman St., this Friday, April 16, from 11:30a.m. to 3:30p.m.

The open house, which will be held in the hospital's front lobby, will feature representatives from Fidelis providing information, answering questions, and discussing healthcare options. Fidelis Care has joined with CVPH Medical Center to provide community members without insurance a chance to apply for low-cost or free coverage.

Fidelis Care offers New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid Managed Care programs. Children younger than 19 will be eligible for Child Health Plus, which may be free or $9 a month per child. Adults between the ages of 19 and 64 are eligible for the low-cost health coverage through Family Health Plus.

Eligibility is based on size of household and gross monthly income. Regular check-ups, preventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams and dental are all covered under Fidelis Care.

In order to apply for enrollment, applicants must provide identification of age, income and address.

For more information, call 562-7389.

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