2007-08-24 / Community

Three Far Rockaway Providers Join Fidelis Care Network

Fidelis Care, a non-profit health plan serving more than 270,000 members in 37 counties across New York State, is pleased to welcome three Far Rockaway providers to its expanding network.

They are Natalia Elkin, MD, PC, Ophthalmology, 220 Beach 20 Street; Horace Herbsman, MD, General Surgery, 327 Beach 19 Street; and Oceanview Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, 315 Beach 9 Street.

"As Fidelis Care continues to grow, our goal is to ensure that local residents have access to the health care services they need and deserve," said Fidelis Care President and CEO Mark L. Lane. "We are pleased to join with these important providers as partners in quality patient care."

Fidelis Care is the New York State Catholic Health Plan, founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. Through the Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid programs, Fidelis Care members are covered for regular checkups, preventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more. Fidelis Care also offers disease management programs to help treat and control chronic conditions such as asthma and diabetes and innovative programs to help new mothers and their babies get off to a healthy start. Fidelis Care also offers a Medicare Advantage program to eligible residents in 22 counties.

Fidelis Care members have access to a provider network of more than 30,000 health care professionals statewide. Regional offices are located in Amherst, Syracuse, Albany, and Rego Park. Individuals seeking affordable health insurance coverage can contact Fidelis Care toll-free at 1-888-343- 3547.

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