Healthfirst Community Office Opens in Hempstead

Committed to Serving Long Island Residents by Bringing Expertise Closer to the Community
NEW YORK, NY, October 4, 2018 – Healthfirst, New York’s largest non-profit health insurance company with nearly 1.4 million members, today announced that it will open its newest community office on Long Island. A special grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held on Thursday, October 4, at the new location: 242 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY.
“One of our top priorities is to invest in, and expand our reach into, the communities we proudly serve”, said Paul Portsmore, Healthfirst’s Senior Vice President for Growth. “Hempstead, where we already serve more than 6,000 members, is a great example. We have had a presence there since 2012, and it has become an important resource for our members and area residents who count on us as a local health plan that understands their needs. This new office will be more convenient and offer greater access to those seeking quality, affordable care. We are excited about the opportunity to cultivate new relationships and strengthen our presence in Hempstead.”
Six years ago, Healthfirst opened the doors of its first community office in Hempstead. Since then, Healthfirst has expanded and is the fastest-growing health plan on Long Island. This is the second Healthfirst community office, and the company’s sixth retail location, on Long Island. Moving to a new location is important to Healthfirst’s promise of delivering high-quality customer service to its members. The modern, street-level office will be staffed with bilingual representatives fluent in English and Spanish who will answer questions and help enroll those interested in obtaining health insurance coverage. The location will serve as a hub for workshops and events held in partnership with local community-based organizations.
The Hempstead Community Office will be open to the public Monday to Saturday, 8:30am–5pm. For more information, please visit
About Healthfirst
Healthfirst is New York’s largest non-profit health insurer, providing Medicaid plans, Medicare Advantage plans, long-term care and other integrated plans, qualified health plans, and individual and small group plans to nearly 1.4 million members. Sponsored by New York City’s leading hospitals, Healthfirst’s unique advantage is rooted in its mission of putting members first by aligning goals with the healthcare providers who deliver care. This value-based care model has been a catalyst for sustained growth in one of the most dynamic markets in the country. As part of the community for 25 years, Healthfirst earns the trust of its members by offering consistently high-quality, market-leading products.
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