Tufts Health Plan and Providence Community Health Centers Team Up to Expand Access for Rhode Island Medicaid Beneficiaries

Tufts Health Plan’s RITogether members can access any of Providence Community Health Center’s eight locations

February 10, 2021  

Providence, RI – In collaboration with The Providence Community Health Centers, Tufts Health Plan is providing its Medicaid RITogether members with increased access to high quality care. Members can now see providers from the State’s largest Federally Qualified Health Center.

“Our goal is to provide high quality, holistic health care to Rhode Island Medicaid beneficiaries, and increased access to care is an integral part of contributing to the health and wellness of our members,” said Jean Yang, president of Public Plans at Tufts Health Plan. “The Providence Community Health Centers is not only known for its quality and member satisfaction, but also its culturally-competent care delivery.”

Tufts Health Plan’s RITogether members can access any of Providence Community Health Center’s eight locations.

“We appreciate Tufts Health Plan’s commitment to equality, inclusion and helping communities cope with the disproportionate effects of the pandemic and racial equity, which align closely with our work,” said Merrill Thomas, president and CEO, Providence Community Health Centers. “We are committed to serving all members of our community and are pleased to expand our services to more Rhode Islanders through our new relationship with Tufts Health Plan. Like Tufts Health Plan, we are committed to serving all residents, regardless of major financial, social, cultural, and language barriers.”

Rhode Island Medicaid beneficiaries who receive their coverage through Tufts Health Plan’s RITogether plan receive additional benefits, including:

  • Doula support for pregnant women
  • Free access to nutritional coaching for weight loss
  • A $10 gift card for new members who identify their primary care provider within 30 days of becoming a RITogether member
  • Additional rewards for participating in healthy activities, like gift cards or fitness equipment

RITogether members who may have questions regarding their coverage should call Tufts Health Plan for more information, at 866-738-4116.

About The Providence Community Health Centers
The Providence Community Health Centers (PCHC) is a non-profit health care organization and Rhode Island’s only Federally Qualified Health Center. Founded in 1968, PCHC provides quality primary health care services that are affordable, comprehensive and culturally sensitive to more than 60,000 residents of Providence and its surrounding areas. Our services include: Family Practice, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Behavioral Health, Optometry, Dental Care and Express Care, along with selected specialty services.