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Fidelis Care expands reach with new Rego Park offi ce
BY JULIA MORO
Fidelis Care opened a new community
offi ce in Rego Park to expand
its reach in helping people understand
their individual healthcare
Fidelis Care is a New York statebased
organization that off ers aff ordable
health insurance to over 2.3 million
people statewide. Rego Park Chief
Member Engagement Officer Pam
Hassen said that community offi ces are
essential as they try and help as many
people get coverage as possible.
“We have found that having offi ces in
the community has been instrumental
in helping people understand the different
options for healthcare coverage,”
Fidelis Care has been in the Rego
Park area for about 25 years but
recently moved just two blocks away
from its original location. The new
location is at 95-01 63rd Dr.
Hassen said that educating the community
on what healthcare options are
available to them has never been more
important as things have changed
with the American Rescue Plan (ARP)
The ARP, signed by President Joe
Biden, lowers the cost of health insurance
and off ers more pathways for
aff ordable health coverage.
“We encourage people to call or
come in, there are a lot of changes with
health care with ARP so we are happy
to help people from the community
The new Fidelis Care storefront in Rego Park. Courtesy of Fidelis Care
understand their options,” Hassen said.
Fidelis Care representatives will
be able to help residents get low-cost
coverage through the New York State of
Health. ARP allows more people to get
covered, especially people who make
a higher income who were previously
Fidelis Care has two other Queens
offi ces in Flushing and Jamaica and 27
total offi ces across the state.
“It really provides a good opportunity
for one-stop shopping,” Hassen said.
“It’s for member services, inquiries and
for new potential members.”
For more information, or to make
an appointment, individuals may call
Fidelis Care at 888-FIDELIS (888-343-
3547); TTY: 711. The latest Community
Offi ce and StreetSide schedules are
available at fi deliscare.org/offi ces.
NYPD searching for crook behind hate-fi lled attack
in Rego Park that left woman, 49, seriously injured
BY BILL PARRY
The NYPD is investigating an alleged hate
crime that took place at a Rego Park bus stop
on Wednesday, Aug. 4.
At around 11 a.m. a 49-year-old woman was waiting
for the bus at the intersection of Woodhaven
Boulevard and 63rd Drive when an unidentifi ed
woman approached her and punched her in the head
multiple times, police said.
During the attack, the assailant made an anti-
Mexican statement before fl eeing on foot, according
to the NYPD. EMS responded to the scene and
transported the victim to North Shore Hospital.
Police released a surveillance photo of the suspect
which shows a woman with blonde hair. She was
wearing a dark, long-sleeved jacket, dark shorts and
No arrests have been made, and the investigation
Anyone with information in regard to the identity
of the suspects is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime
Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
Police are looking for this woman in connection with a bias crime in Rego Park earlier this month.
Photo courtesy of NYPD