emblemhealth familyWhen EmblemHealth opened on 125th Street two years ago, they set out to create a different kind of health care space – one that would engage the community through visual and creative stimulation, offer a wide range of personal and professional supports, and promote healthy lifestyle options for community-members.

A healthcare resource for New Yorkers for more than 75 years, EmblemHealth provides insurance coverage, but also answers health and wellness questions and directs clients to their best health insurance options – even if it’s not EmblemHealth.  In addition, they contribute to the wellness of the neighborhood in a variety of other ways, including sponsoring and participating in major community health-centered events (such as the 125th Street Farmer’s Market and The 21st Annual EmblemHealth Hispanic Games – the largest indoor high school meet in the country with over 7,000 student athletes!); offering helpful tips for healthy living through their website, newsletters and face-to-face; showcasing the works of community artists and providing healthy snack options and interactive health index tools to reception area visitors; offering FREE meeting and event space for community groups, small businesses and individuals, and;  hosting a full schedule of FREE fitness and tech literacy workshops for adults, caregivers and seniors.

Interested in Tai-Chi,  African Dance or Zuumba? Looking for a health care support group?  Check out the EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care January Calendar (posted below). Walk into the office or feel free to contact EmblemHealth professionals with any other questions about insurance, doctors, prevention or health and wellness, in general. You can even access and learn more about the AdvantageCare Physicians’ Office – a full-service family doctor’s office – tucked away on the 2nd floor, accessible from EmblemHealth.

For more information about EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care, including specific services offered and upcoming events, please visit www.emblemhealth.com/ehnc or call 1-866-469-0999. EmblemHealth is located at 215 West 125th Street (between Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. and Frederick Douglass Blvds.) NYC 10027

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