Press Release

WellCare of Nebraska Opens New Community Centers in Omaha and Kearney

Welcome Rooms Feature Health Information, Education and Activities

Company Release - 4/5/2017 8:30 AM ET

LINCOLN, Neb. and TAMPA, Fla., April 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- WellCare of Nebraska, a subsidiary of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), has opened two Welcome Rooms, which serve as neighborhood health information, education and activity centers, in Omaha and Kearney.

Open to the public, WellCare Welcome Rooms offer a comfortable environment where visitors can ask questions about Nebraska's Heritage Health program, and members can receive help accessing needed care and services. Welcome Rooms also host dozens of free events each month, ranging from exercise and nutrition classes to education about preventive health, safety and disease management topics.

"WellCare is proud to open its Welcome Rooms in Kearney and Omaha to help provide our communities with greater access to important health information and events designed to help residents live better, healthier lives," said Lauralie Rubel, president, WellCare of Nebraska. "We strive to improve and strengthen the communities we serve and are committed to offering health and well-being activities to all residents."

WellCare Welcome Room locations include:


Omaha Welcome Room    

Kearney Welcome Room

2910 K Street      

2714 2nd Street, Suite A

Omaha, NE 68170     

Kearney, NE 68845

402-738-3701     

308-698-2501


 

Other Nebraska locations are in Norfolk and Scottsbluff.

Heritage Health is the state's new health care delivery system that integrates Nebraska's current physical health, behavioral health and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for approximately 230,000 Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) members. For more information about the Heritage Health program, visit http://dhhs.ne.gov/heritagehealth.

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services, primarily through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans, to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare serves approximately 3.9 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2016. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com or view the company's videos at https://www.youtube.com/user/WellCareHealthPlan.

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SOURCE WellCare Health Plans, Inc.