Health Assistance

Health Assistance

Health Insurance Options

HRA’s Medical Assistance Program can help New Yorkers who qualify enroll in public health insurance programs like Medicaid.  HRA accepts applications from residents who are age 65 or over, persons of any age who are living with a disability or blindness, persons who are in receipt of Medicare and are not a parent or caretaker relative of minor children, and former foster young adults under age 26.  Call the HRA Medicaid Helpline at 1-888-692-6116 for more information or visit a Medicaid Office to apply.

Other consumers must apply to the NY State of Health at or by calling 1-855-355-5777.

HRA’s Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access also has resources for individuals and small businesses who want to learn more about public and private health insurance, including the Affordable Care Act.

You can also find fact sheets and brochures to better understand your health insurance and coverage options under ACA.