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Health Insurance: Enrollment Counselors

NY State of Health Special Enrollment Period

The NY State of Health Marketplace extended its special enrollment period through July 15 to allow for uninsured individuals to enroll in qualified health plans. The special enrollment period will help protect the health of New Yorkers during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Enrollment in other programs through the NY State of Health (Medicaid and the Essential Plan) is available year-round.


You can get free, in-person help signing up for low- or no-cost health insurance through the NY State of Health Marketplace by visiting an NYC Department of Health Certified Application Counselor.

Our counselors will:

  • Explain your health insurance and care options, regardless of your immigration status.
  • Help you and your family enroll in or renew health insurance.
  • Find out if you qualify for financial help to pay for low-cost private health insurance plan.
We can also assist you with applying for SNAP benefits (food stamps).

To find a counselor near you:

  • Search the NYC Health Map
  • Text "CoveredNYC" to 877-877
  • Call 311
  • Review counselor location by borough below

Counselor Locations by Borough

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to limit the number of people gathered in one place, in-person health insurance enrollment services will be suspended until further notice.

During this period, you can call for information or to schedule a telephone enrollment appointment. Our enrollment staff will continue to help New Yorkers sign up for low- and no-cost health insurance by phone. Help is available regardless of immigration status and in many languages.

Bronx

  • Morrisania Health Center
    1309 Fulton Avenue, Third Floor
    347-854-1984

Brooklyn

  • Bushwick Health Center
    • 335 Central Avenue, First Floor
    • 718-571-7719, 718-571-7717, 718-571-7718

  • Fort Greene Health Center
    • 295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Fifth Floor
    • 718-249-1435, 718-249-1436, 718-249-1437

  • Homecrest Health Center
    • 1601 Avenue S, First Floor
    • 718-336-2553 X129, 144, 150, 153

  • Bedford Health Center
    • 485 Throop Avenue, Second Floor
    • 718-637-5222, 718-637-5361
    • Crown Heights Health Center enrollment staff will continue to provide enrollment services at our new Bedford Health Center site. Call for information or to schedule a telephone enrollment appointment.

Manhattan

  • Riverside Health Center
    • 160 West 100th Street, First Floor
    • 646-364-0711
    • (By appointment only)

  • Washington Heights Health Center
    • 600 West 168th Street, Second Floor
    • 212-368-5475, 212-694-2399, 212-491-5288

  • Chelsea Health Center
    • 303 Ninth Avenue, First Floor
    • 212-771-0153
    • (By appointment only)

Queens

  • Corona Health Center
    • 34-33 Junction Boulevard, First Floor
    • Jackson Heights
    • 718-396-5122, 718-396-5123, 718-396-5125

  • Jamaica Health Center
    • 90-37 Parsons Boulevard, Fourth Floor
    • Jamaica
    • 718-553-3846, 718-553-3845

  • Astoria Health Center
    • 12-26 31st Avenue, Second Floor
    • Astoria
    • 718-289-1758, 718-289-1759
    • Special hours:
      • Wednesday and Friday: 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Staten Island

  • 135 Canal Street
    • Second Floor
    • 917-217-3324
    • (By appointment only)

Facilitated Enrollment for the Aged, Blind and Disabled

If you are 65 or older, certified blind or certified disabled, you may qualify for Medicaid. You can get free, in-person assistance to apply for Medicaid, Medicare and the Medicare Savings Program, which helps cover Medicare costs. Note, this assistance is separate from the NY State of Health Marketplace services.

To make an appointment, call 347-396-4705.

Health Insurance for Children in the Early Intervention Program

If you have a child in the New York City Early Intervention Program, your child may qualify for Medicaid and other benefits, even if you already have health coverage.

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