Ensuring Access to Essential Items During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Member Stories, Health & Wellness

12/09/2020

woman wearing mask sitting in car

The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional obstacles to better health, including difficulty accessing necessities for vulnerable populations. Despite new challenges, Centene remains committed to removing barriers preventing individuals from receiving much-needed care.

When a member of Centene's Mississippi plan, Magnolia Health, was diagnosed with COVID-19, he lacked nourishment and other essentials to sustain him through quarantine. While working remotely, Magnolia Health employees connected with community partners to secure food and household items. They then followed Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines to safely deliver the supplies to his front porch.

In the video below, learn how Magnolia Health provided solutions to address this member's unique needs so he could focus on recovery.


As a company providing health coverage to one in 15 Americans, Centene plays a vital role in protecting the health of our members and their families. In partnership with community organizations and our provider network, Centene identifies healthcare solutions for disparities impacting vulnerable citizens.

Centene's COVID-19 relief efforts exemplify innovation and competitive differentiation, and will continue evolving according to the needs of our members, employees, and communities. More information on pandemic-related initiatives can be found on Centene’s online Resource Center.