WellFlorida News

Hospital district will survey local health needs

Ocala Star Banner
By Fred Hiers

The Marion County Hospital District is taking a step this week toward opening its financial spigot and sending money to help local nonprofit health care and social service providers.

The district, which received about …

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WellFlorida Council: Working Together for Healthy Communities

The Fine Print UF

WellFlorida Council is a nonprofit focused on building healthy communities. We are North Central Florida’s local health council and statewide consultants for health causes.

Established in 1969 and based in Gainesville, we are one of the …

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Lauren Vagelakos: Another chance to get insurance

Special to The Gainesville Sun

Open enrollment for the health insurance marketplace ended for the general public on Feb. 15. However, the Center for Medicaid Services announced a new special enrollment period for individuals who did not have health insurance …

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Alachua fares well, other counties do not in health rankings

Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Curry

Alachua County fared well in a national county-by-county snapshot of residents’ health, while several rural North Central Florida counties continued to struggle with significant issues.

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin …

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One more chance to enroll for 2015 healthcare coverage

WellFlorida News Release

Consumers who had to pay a penalty for not having health coverage in 2014 and still haven’t signed up this year have one more opportunity to enroll in healthcare coverage for 2015. Consumers can visit from …

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Nonprofit Spotlight

Center for Nonprofit Excellence E-News

WellFlorida Council, the region’s local health council and statewide consultants for health causes,
is a nonprofit focused on building healthy communities through partnerships that improve access to healthcare, eliminate health disparities and advocate for the …

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Some help for parents

Special to The Guardian
By Mona Gil De Gibaja

Healthy Start of North Central Florida is now offering a free parenting program in Alachua, Bradford and Putnam counties.

It is called the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting, or …

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Affordable Care Act enrollment period extended for some

The Gainesville Sun
By Christopher Curry

The federal government has granted a limited extension to the Affordable Care Act enrollment period for people who attempted to sign up before the Feb. 15 deadline but were unable to complete their application.…

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Lauren Vagelakos: Insurance deadline coming up

Special to The Gainesville Sun

Open enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace has been fast underway since Nov. 15. During open enrollment, consumers are able to log on to and view plans available to them, as well as enroll …

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In final week, health care enrollment push is on

The Gainesville Sun
By Chris Curry

Working three decades for the state prison system, Gainesville resident Telia Batts did not have to worry about maintaining health insurance coverage.

But after his retirement 10 years ago, Batts, now 64, and his …

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Proudly Serving

WellFlorida Council, Inc. is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization created in 1969. We are the state designated local health council for 16 counties in North Central Florida and specialize in health-related consultancy for clients and projects throughout Florida.

Proudly serving the following Florida counties:
Alachua, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Hernando, Lafayette, Lake, Levy, Marion, Putnam, Sumter, Suwannee and Union.

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WellFlorida Council
1785 NW 80th Blvd.
Gainesville, FL 32606
P: 352-313-6500
F: 352-313-6515