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Health Insurance: Enrollment Counselors

NY State of Health Open Enrollment Period

You can sign up today for low- or no-cost health insurance for 2020. The NY State of Health Marketplace's annual open enrollment period is from November 1, 2019, to January 31, 2020.


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
  • Complete an online form
  • Call 311
  • Review counselor location by borough below

Counselor Locations by Borough

Unless otherwise noted, counselors are available at the below locations Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You should call ahead to make an appointment before visiting a counselor, but walk-ins are welcome. Interpretation services are available at all locations.

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
    • The following Mondays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
      • November 18
      • December 2, 9 and 16
      • January 6, 13, and 27, 2020
    • The following Saturdays will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • November 16
      • December 7 and 14
      • January 11 and 25, 2020

  • Crown Heights Health Center
    • 1218 Prospect Place, First Floor
    • 718-953-8234, 718-953-8233

  • Fort Greene Health Center
    • 295 Flatbush Avenue Extension, Fifth Floor
    • 718-249-1435, 718-249-1436, 718-249-1437
    • The following Thursdays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • November 21
      • January 30, 2020
    • The following Saturdays will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • November 16
      • December 14
      • January 11, 2020

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

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)
    • The following Tuesdays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • January 7 and 21, 2020
    • The following Thursdays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • January 9 and 23, 2020

Queens

  • Corona Health Center
    • 34-33 Junction Boulevard, First Floor
    • Jackson Heights
    • 718-396-5122, 718-396-5123, 718-396-5125
    • The following Mondays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • December 2
      • January 13 and 27, 2020
    • The following Thursdays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
      • November 7
      • December 5
      • January 9. 16 and 30, 2020
    • The following Saturdays will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • November 2
      • December 7

  • Jamaica Health Center
    • 90-37 Parsons Boulevard, Fourth Floor
    • Jamaica
    • 718-553-3846, 718-553-3845
    • The following Mondays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
      • November 18
      • December 9 and 16
      • January 6, 13, and 27, 2020
    • The following Thursdays will have extended hours, from 4:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
      • November 14 and 21
      • December 5 and 12
      • January 9, 16 and 30, 2020
    • The following Saturdays will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • November 9, and 16
      • December 7 and 14
      • January 11 and 25, 2020

  • 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.
    • The following Saturdays will have extended hours, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
      • January 4, 11 and 25, 2020

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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