NEW YORK, NY – November 16, 2023 – EmblemHealth, one of the nation’s largest nonprofit health insurers, announced today the opening of its newest Neighborhood Care location in the Bronx. The new site, located at 932 Southern Boulevard, will be alongside BronxDocs, a multispecialty health care practice. The new Neighborhood Care location, the first in the Bronx, will provide community members with in-person and virtual customer support, connections to local resources, and free programs to support health and wellness.
Neighborhood Care Southern Boulevard will offer a diverse team of Customer Care Navigators who live in the community, ensuring that they can help customers navigate barriers to health in a personalized way. Individuals can receive one-on-one help to learn more about their coverage and understand their health plan benefits or get help choosing a health plan that works for them. The new location will offer support in English and Spanish. Community members can also sign up for our free health and wellness programs, including fitness classes, stress relief, health education, and nutrition workshops. Classes are free and open to the public.
"EmblemHealth is proud to bring this Neighborhood Care location to the Bronx,” said Karen Ignagni, EmblemHealth CEO. "With the opening of this site, we now have locations in all five New York City boroughs. Our team is focused on breaking the barriers to health care access and working in partnership with the storied community-based organizations of the Bronx.”
“Thank you to EmblemHealth for supporting a healthy New York City,” said New York City Mayor Eric Adams. Health is about the whole person, and it takes an entire community. I especially appreciate the focus on preventative health and wellness, like fitness classes and nutrition workshops. Thank you to EmblemHealth for investing in the Bronx and reaching so many New Yorkers here and across the city!”
“EmblemHealth has a proven track record of providing quality care to our most vulnerable residents and is a trusted partner in our communities,” said Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson. “I want to congratulate Emblem on opening their new Neighborhood Care location on Southern Boulevard. I look forward to our continued partnership eliminating barriers that prevent our residents and their families from accessing compassionate, patient-focused healthcare in our borough.”