Program DescriptionMedicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care. Medicaid pays for a number of services, but some may not be covered for you because of your age, financial circumstances, family situation, transfer of resource requirements, or living arrangements. Some services have small co-payments. These services may be provided using your Medicaid card or through your managed care plan if you are enrolled in managed care. You will not have a co-pay if you are in a managed care plan.
General Program RequirementsIn order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of New York, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, a parent or relative caretaker of a dependent child(ren) under age 19, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, or be 65 years of age or older.
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application ProcessFor more information, see the Program Contact Information below.
Program Contact Information
For more information on New York Medicaid, please visit: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/medicaid/mainmedicaid.htm
You can apply for Medicaid in any one of the following ways: Write, phone, or go to your local department of social services. Click on the link below to view a list of local Department of Social Services with their corresponding contact information: http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/medicaid/ldss.htm