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What is StayWell health insurance?

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StayWell is a health plan for Florida Medicaid recipients, as WellCare reports. The program offers medical, dental and prescription drug coverage. A large provider network is available, and the plan covers costs for approved services. Coverage of services outside the network are available with prior approval.

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The StayWell program offers a range of health care services for Medicaid beneficiaries in Florida, as reported by WellCare. The StayWell network offers a range of medical services, including laboratory tests, doctor visits, emergency room services, therapy, behavioral health therapy and other health care needs, and there is no copay for most services. Discounts, vision care allowances, an over-the-counter allowance for purchasing health care products and other low-cost products are available to members. The plan offers members both preventative and specialty care, with referrals for other services. Outside providers can provide necessary medical care that is not available within the network, subject to plan approval.

Eligibility for the StayWell program is dependent on qualification for Florida Medicaid through age, disability status, receipt of welfare benefits or participation in the SSI program, as WellCare reports. Coverage for both adults and children is available. Patients may call the state of Florida at 1-866-762-2237 with eligibility questions.

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