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Florida Health Care Plans Palm Bay Facility Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Florida Health Care Plans Palm Bay Facility Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

Palm Bay, FL (December 2021) – Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) is excited to announce the one-year anniversary of its Palm Bay Facility. Conveniently located at 5151 Babcock Street NE, FHCP Palm Bay opened in December of 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. “We felt it was in the best interest of our Brevard County members and the community to move forward with the scheduled opening, so that we could provide essential health care services,” said Dave Schandel, Florida Health Care Plans CEO and President. “This location has been pivotal in the fight against COVID-19, administering the Moderna vaccine to members and non-members.”

The Palm Bay Facility is the newest location of FHCP’s 11 Care Centers – strategically placed medical hubs that offer primary and specialty care physicians, on-site imaging, lab services, and a members only pharmacy.

Dr. Jeffrey Saluck, the primary care physician (PCP) in Palm Bay has this to say about the inclusive model, “It is rather unique, Florida Health Care Plans has deemed our facility here in Palm Bay a hub, and the resources that we have to offer our patients are invaluable to them in so many ways. I’ve been practicing in Brevard County since 1990 and the fact that we have a pharmacy right here in our office and the ability to perform diagnostic testing is both innovative and convenient.”

In addition to primary care, a cardiology and podiatry specialist are also available on a rotating schedule. Porur Somasundaram, MD, is a leading area cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist and Martin Lenoci, DPM, provides podiatric care for a variety of foot and ankle conditions.

Since opening its doors, FHCP Palm Bay has treated nearly 3000 patients, with the capacity to increase its patient base as Brevard County grows. The Care Centers are part of FHCP’s integrated care model - offering affordable, quality health insurance options and providing superb, convenient healthcare to members.

Florida Health Care Plans (FHCP) was founded in Volusia County in 1974 and is an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Today the organization serves almost 92,000 Members in Volusia, Flagler, St. Johns, Brevard, and Seminole counties. FHCP is honored to be considered a health care leader and is committed to providing unsurpassed health care delivered by professionals who are dedicated to wellness and optimal health.

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