A newly announced partnership between two health care organizations will increase access to medical services for thousands of North Carolinians. 

Eligible plan-holders with Alliance Health, a managed care organization, will now have access to health and behavioral care through Cityblock, a health care provider with clinics in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Charlotte and Fayetteville. 

To qualify for services through Cityblock, Alliance Health members must be enrolled in the organization’s newly-released Behavioral Health and Intellectual/Development Disability Tailored Plan. 

The managed care organization oversees health care plans for 137,000 people in the state, 53,00 of which are enrolled in its tailored plan, according to an Alliance Health spokesperson.

Alliance Health released the tailored plan on July 1, just months after the state expanded Medicaid eligibility to an additional 600,000 state residents. 

"The partnership will expand access to comprehensive medical and behavioral health care to members with serious mental illness and/or substance use disorder," said an Alliance Health spokesperson in an email to WFDD. 

Tailored plan-holders will be able to assign Cityblock as their primary care provider if they didn’t previously have one. 

Santiago RFA

Santiago Ochoa covers healthcare for WFDD in partnership with Report For America

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