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The Wright Center’s enrollment assisters offer free help with applying for health insurance coverage

Scranton, Pa. (Oct. 14, 2021) – The Wright Center for Community Health announces that its enrollment assisters are now available to help individuals sign up for appropriate health insurance coverage.

Get free, no-pressure and unbiased enrollment information. Call The Wright Center’s Enrollment Department at 570-591-5253, or send an email to twc-insurance-enrollment@thewrightcenter.org. Please include your full name, phone number and place of residence (city, borough or township).

· Immediately: You can connect with the team for assistance in enrolling in programs such as Medicaid, which is for eligible adults, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which is for kids and teenagers.

Also, seniors (ages 65 and older) can talk with the team about the Medicare Low Income Subsidy (LIS) program, which helps certain people with Medicare pay for prescription drugs.

· Between Nov. 1, 2021, and Jan. 15, 2022: You can participate in open enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace, choosing from a variety of insurance products accessible to Pennsylvania residents through an online exchange known as “Pennie.” The Wright Center’s team can help you understand and navigate the choices. (Of course, if you suddenly lose your employer-sponsored coverage or otherwise find yourself without insurance, don’t wait to contact The Wright Center’s Enrollment Department. You might qualify for a special enrollment period.)

Enrollment assisters at The Wright Center’s primary care practices in Northeast Pennsylvania, as well as at other health centers and medical facilities, are trained to help people identify and enroll in affordable coverage options, providing them with a financial safety net and greater access to care. Contact the enrollment assisters with your questions. Did you know, for example, that benefits under Pennsylvania’s Medical Assistance (aka Medicaid) program might be available to you, even if you were denied in the past?

Gain peace of mind in knowing that you, and your family members, have health insurance coverage that fits your needs and budget.

At The Wright Center, which is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike, all patients are provided access to care regardless of ability to pay. If you are not insured or lack adequate insurance, you might be eligible for its sliding fee discount program, which allows The Wright Center to reduce fees for eligible patients, depending on household income and family size. Visit thewrightcenter.org/sliding-fee-scale for more information.

ABOUT THE WRIGHT CENTER

The Wright Center’s mission is to improve the health and welfare of our community through inclusive and responsive health services and the sustainable renewal of an inspired, competent workforce that is privileged to serve. This mission is carried out in two complementary entities: The Wright Center for Community Health (TWCCH) and The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education (TWCGME). The passionate purpose of both is to demonstrate an “achievable by all” Graduate Medical Education Safety-Net Consortium model that co-creates transformational healthcare teams of leaders who empower people, families and communities to own and optimize their health and healthcare delivery system, while our niche is providing world-class, innovative and responsive primary healthcare through community-centric, incumbent and future workforce renewal.

 

TWCCH is a Federally Qualified Health Center Look-Alike with a growing network of community health centers throughout Lackawanna, Luzerne and Wayne counties that provide safety-net, comprehensive primary and preventive healthcare, including medical, dental, mental health, addiction and recovery, and Ryan White HIV services, to medically underserved populations regardless of a patient’s ability to pay.

TWCGME is the nation’s largest HRSA-funded Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Consortium that is dedicated to training compassionate, highly skilled physicians in community immersed clinical learning networks collectively striving to address our nation’s physician shortage and related healthcare access disparities. For more information, visit TheWrightCenter.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn

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