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The New York State Catholic Health Plan, Inc., doing business as Fidelis Care, operates as a managed care company. Its members are covered for regular checkups, preventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, and dental care. The company also offers a Medicare Advantage program to eligible international residents. It offers services through a provider network of health care professionals in the state of New York. The company was formerly known as Catholic Health Services Plan of Brooklyn and Queens, Inc. The company was founded in 1993 and is based in Rego Park, New York with regional offices in Amherst, Syracuse, and Albany.

Founded by the eight Bishops of the Roman Catholic Dioceses in New York State, Fidelis Care is based on a ministry of selfless caring, especially for those who lack adequate healthcare. Their goal is to provide the finest quality healthcare to everyone in New York State who does not have access to health insurance.

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About Fidelis

The Church has a rich tradition of providing healthcare, social services and education to the people who need it most. They understand that delivering quality healthcare depends upon appreciating the special needs of their members. Together, with more than 30,000 doctors, nurse practitioners and other healthcare providers, they are continually working to provide exceptional and personalized medical care to each of our members.

Because they are committed to your good health, Fidelis offer many programs to keep you healthy and to help you cope when illness strikes. Fidelis Care, which is now available in 37 counties in New York State, welcomes everyone who needs, and qualifies for, their services.

Fidelis, Inc.

Corporate Headquarters:
95-25 Queens Boulevard
Rego Park, NY 11374
Mark Lane
Employee Number:
2007 Revenue:
$538.60 million

Product Types Offered


Fidelis offers the following Health Options for Individuals and Families in the New York area:

Health coverage you can count on for you and your family -- at no cost. Fidelis Care Medicaid is an easy-to-use health plan that provides personal care from your own doctor, hospital and emergency care, maternity care (ask about our InfantCare and BabyCare programs), dental care (in some areas), eye exams, eye glasses, and more.

Child Health Plus
Quality, affordable care for New York's kids up to the age of 19. As part of New York State's Child Health Plus program, kids are covered for regular checkups, immunizations, routine dental and eye care, prescriptions, hospital and emergency care and more -- all the care they need to keep them happy and healthy.

Family Health Plus
Complete health coverage for adults, ages 19-64. Fidelis Care Family Health Plus is part of New York State's Family Health Plus program for uninsured adults who are residents of New York State and are not eligible for Medicaid. Members choose their own doctor and are covered for hospital and emergency care, prescription drugs, dental checkups, eye exams, glasses, and more.

Fidelis Care at Home
Fidelis Care at Home is a managed long term care program for individuals who need health and long term care services, who are eligible for Medicaid, and who require Nursing Home Level of Care. By providing long term care and other services to members in Orange and Rockland counties, Enrollment in Fidelis Care at Home is voluntary. Fidelis Care at Home allows members the independence of accessing long term care without having to leave their homes or communities.

Medicare Plans

Medicare is the nation’s largest health insurance program, covering 40 million Americans. It was designed to provide high-quality health care to people 65 and over, as well as to others with disabilities.

Fidelis offers one basic plan:

Fidelis Medicare Advantage
All the benefits of Medicare and more... for less. Fidelis Care is proud to offer Fidelis Medicare Advantage for Medicare-eligible residents of 22 counties across New York State, including the five boroughs of New York City, Long Island, and parts of the Hudson Valley, Capital Region, and Central New York. Key benefits include a $0 or low monthly premium (based on county of residence) and a point-of-service benefit with the freedom to choose your own doctor or hospital.

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Provider Network

Fidelis has one of the New York’s biggest provider networks. You can use Fidelis’s online provider directory to learn more about doctors, hospitals, other medical services, dentists, vision care providers and pharmacies that work with your Fidelis plan.

Click Here to access Fidelis’ Online Provider Directory Search

Network Facts

Today, through a network of more than 30,000 providers, Fidelis Care serves nearly 472,000 people in 46 counties across the state, making Fidelis Care the largest government programs-based health plans in the state.

Recent News

Here are some of the most recent news regarding Fidelis:

Albany Providers Join Fidelis Care Network

ALBANY, NY (June 30, 2009) – Fidelis Care is pleased to welcome two Albany providers to its expanding network: Senior Services of Albany, 25 Delaware Ave., Albany, and Senior Hope Counseling, Inc., 523 Western Ave., Albany.

Senior Hope Counseling, Inc., is a non-profit organization, licensed by New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services, with the mission to provide high quality, science based, compassionate and comprehensive services to mature members of our community, 50 years and older, and their families.

Senior Services of Albany strives to be the innovator in New York’s Capital Region of programs designed to enhance the quality of life and foster independence for all older adults and their caregivers. (Continue Reading)


Fidelis’s rating, as rated by A.M. Best Company. A.M. Best Company is a full-service credit rating organization dedicated to serving the financial services industries, including the banking and insurance sectors.

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