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Health Insurance: Enrollment Counselors

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.


  • Morrissania Health Center
    1309 Fulton Avenue, Third Floor


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

  • 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

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


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


  • 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
    718-553-3846; 718-553-3845

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

Staten Island

  • 135 Canal Street
    Second Floor
    (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 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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