WellCare Donates Personal Care Products For The Homeless And Low Income In New Jersey

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WellCare recently donated 2,000 personal care products to the New Jersey Primary Care Association for distribution at homeless shelters and at Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs).

WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
'We are proud to work with the New Jersey Primary Care Association in helping the underserved to conveniently access the supplies they need to maintain good health,' said John Kirchner, market director, WellCare of New Jersey.

WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG), a leading provider of managed care services for government-sponsored health care programs, recently donated 2,000 personal care products to the New Jersey Primary Care Association for distribution at homeless shelters and at Federally Qualified Health Care Centers (FQHCs).

The donation, made in conjunction with National Health Center Week, included first aid kits and personal hygiene items such as towels, hairbrushes, eyeglass repair kits and mirrors. They were distributed in Essex, Middlesex, Union, Passaic and Hudson counties.

In New Jersey, FQHCs are among the leading providers of health care services in low-income communities. Last year, approximately 422,000 patients made almost 1.3 million visits to FQHCs in the state for services, including primary care, pediatric care, pharmacy, dentistry and mental health.

“WellCare’s donation benefits our general patient populations, as well as the homeless, and helps us celebrate the work of health centers in our communities," said Leslie Morris, director of operations, New Jersey Primary Care Association.

“We are proud to work with the New Jersey Primary Care Association in helping the underserved to conveniently access the supplies they need to maintain good health,” said John Kirchner, market director, WellCare of New Jersey.

As of June 30, 2013, WellCare serves approximately 1,500 Medicare Advantage plan members and approximately 14,000 Prescription Drug Plan members in New Jersey. For more information about WellCare and its products and services, call 1-866-765-4385 or visit http://www.wellcare.com .

About WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
WellCare Health Plans, Inc. provides managed care services targeted to government-sponsored health care programs, focusing on Medicaid and Medicare. Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare offers a variety of health plans for families, children, and the aged, blind, and disabled, as well as prescription drug plans. The company serves approximately 2.8 million members nationwide as of June 30, 2013. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at http://www.wellcare.com .

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