Fidelis Care is the New York State Catholic Health Plan, providing quality, affordable, New York State-sponsored health insurance coverage to children and adults in 59 counties Statewide. The mission of Fidelis Care is to ensure that every resident, regardless of income, age, religion, gender, or ethnic background, has access to quality health insurance coverage, provided with dignity and respect.
Read Fidelis Care's 2012 Annual Report (.pdf)
From its origin in 1993 as the Catholic Health Services Plan of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc., Fidelis Care has grown -- both in the scope of its mission and the services it provides. Today, through a Statewide network of more than 55,000 providers, we serve more than 900,000 children and adults of all ages, making Fidelis Care one of the largest government programs-based health insurance plans in New York State.
Fidelis Care offers free or low-cost comprehensive health insurance, covering checkups, prenatal care, preventive care, well-child visits, immunizations, lab tests, x-rays, hospitalization, emergency treatment, and more. Fidelis Care was recently approved as Qualified Health Plan (QHP), offering products for individuals and families through the NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Fidelis Care also offers Medicare Advantage and Dual Advantage coverage for qualified individuals. Additionally, Fidelis Care offers Managed Long Term Care products for adults who qualify for nursing home care, but are capable of staying safely in their own homes with the right care and support.
Fidelis Care works closely with a variety of providers, schools, and community partners to reach local residents who need health insurance. Fidelis Care's regional offices are located in New York City (Greater Metropolitan); Albany (Northeast); Syracuse (Central); and Buffalo (Western), with satellite offices in Suffern, Poughkeepsie, and Rochester. There are also a variety of community offices across the State.