Medicaid and Family Health Plus/Child Health Plus are two of the programs for New Yorkers who don't have health insurance.
Medicaid and the Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP)
Medicaid provides health insurance for adults and children. Pregnant women can also apply for Medicaid through a PCAP provider. People who are eligible receive a Medicaid benefit card.
If you are already receiving Medicaid call New York Medicaid CHOICE at 1-800-505-5678 about Medicaid Managed Care.
If you are interested in applying for Medicaid or for coverage through PCAP, call HealthStat at 1-888-692-6116 to find the nearest community HealthStat office
Family Health Plus (FHP)
FHP is a state insurance program that serves single adults, childless couples and adults in families who are not eligible for Medicaid. Eligible persons are enrolled directly into the health plan and receive a health plan identification card. Enrollees receive all their health services through the health plan.
See How to Find a Doctor (contains information about free or low-cost government health programs)
For problems or questions relating to Medicaid eligibility or Family Health Plus eligibility, call 311 .