HARTFORD, CT (October 24, 2018) – Sanitas Medical Center and ConnectiCare announce the opening of a new primary care center to meet the healthcare needs of Hispanic and other diverse communities in Hartford. The center is strategically located at the meeting point of the heart of the city’s Latino community in the Hispanic Health Council building at 175 Main Street in Hartford.
The new Sanitas Primary Care center provides comprehensive and culturally accessible primary care services for the entire family focused on convenience and personalized care. In addition, patients will have access to programs in wellness, prevention and disease management with dedicated nurses, nutritionists and care coordinators, designed to address the health care needs of this local community.
ConnectiCare and Sanitas launched their alliance in 2016 to provide coordinated health insurance and healthcare services to local, often underserved communities. The initial medical centers were opened in Newington and Bridgeport. The Harford expansion in the Hispanic Health Council building will help establish a convenient option for primary care services for this local community, often with some type of government assistance for health coverage such as Husky Health, ACA exchange individual/family or Medicare Advantage.
“Latinos represent the largest minority group in Hartford and at the same time have serious health challenges including disproportionately high rates of diabetes, asthma, obesity, HIV/AIDS and cancer,” said Dr. Fernando Fonseca, Sanitas USA Chief Executive Officer. “This is a unique opportunity to integrate our primary care services with the broad range of social services delivered through the Hispanic Health Council to improve timely access to quality primary care in this community.”
“We believe primary care is the key to creating healthier futures for Connecticut residents. We are pleased to partner with Sanitas to increase access to care here in Hartford,” said Robert Kosior, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer at ConnectiCare.
Sanitas is a leading multinational health organization serving more than 3 million people with presence in Spain, United States, Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, Peru, Brazil, and the Philippines. Sanitas also includes educational and socially-focused organizations that complement its world of health mission. In the United States, Sanitas has 15 medical centers in Florida, Connecticut and New Jersey, serving more than 200,000 patients in collaboration with local leading health insurance organizations. Sanitas brings a unique integrated care model that improves access to quality and culturally relevant primary care while reducing total cost of care. To learn more about Sanitas expansion in Connecticut visit www.mysanitas.com/ct.
ConnectiCare is a leading health plan in the state of Connecticut. A local company for more than 35 years, ConnectiCare has a full range of products and services for businesses, municipalities, individuals and those who are Medicare-eligible. By striving to make it easy for members to get the care they need, ConnectiCare leads the individual market in the state, and is ranked among the top commercial health plans in the nation, according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance. ConnectiCare is a subsidiary of Emblem Health of New York. For more information, visit connecticare.com. To learn about ConnectiCare’s health insurance plans, visit chooseconnecticare.com.