Children under 19 years old can get free or low-cost medical care through Child Health Plus (CHP) and Children's Medicaid.
Care is available through dozens of providers throughout the state of New York.Coverage is available through Child Health Plus regardless of immigration status.
Your child may be eligible for CHP or Children's Medicaid if they are: Under 19 years oldA resident of New York StateNot covered by other health insurance (for Child Health Plus)Eligibility and the cost of each program also depend on your family's income. Check the income charts on the New York State website (https://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/child_health_plus/eligibility_and_cost.htm) to learn more.
How to Apply
Apply through the NYS of Health Marketplace (https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/) Apply at your participating community-based organization (http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/child_health_plus/where_do_i_apply.htm#comorg) If you would like someone to assist you in applying, call 800-698-4543 (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mayorspeu/programs/getcoverednyc.page) to get help from enrollers in your communityIf your child is blind or has a disability, you must apply through the NYC Human Resources Administration by calling 718-557-1399Apply with GetCoveredNYC in the five boroughs
Apply through the NYS of Health Marketplace (https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/) .Apply with GetCoveredNYC (https://www1.nyc.gov/site/mayorspeu/programs/getcoverednyc.page) in the five boroughs.
Call 800-698-4543 (http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/child_health_plus/) for help applyingYou can also text "CoveredNYC" to 877-877 (https://www.nychealthandhospitals.org/doctors/?doctor=&address=Child+Health+Clinic&specialty=&condition=1) to get free enrollment help near youVisit the NYS Department of Health website for more informationFind a doctor near you. You can search by name, specialty or location.