Low Cost Health Care/Insurance

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

click on link for ‘People with Medicare and Medicaid’ at the top of the page (800) 505-5678.

Healthy New York

information on insurance coverage for small businesses and individuals (866) 432-5849.

Institute for Family Health

helps people in the Bronx and Manhattan apply for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and other government entitlement programs. Spanish spoken. In Manhattan call (212) 924-7744 and ask for “help getting health insurance.” In the Bronx, call (718) 293-3900.

New York Online Access to Health (NOAH)

provides lots of information about health insurance, including New York State programs.


New York Prescription Saver (NYPS) Card

For people age 50-64 years old with income restrictions; for persons under age 50 and have a disability. Free card enables user to get discounted prescriptions. (800) 788-6917.

New York State Insurance Department/Insurance Information for Consumers

describes the different kinds of subsidized insurance plans available to New Yorkers, including PCAP (Prenatal Care Assistance Program), Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and more. Many languages spoken (212) 480-6422.

NYC Managed Care Consumer Assistance Program

helps guide consumers through the health care system–with information, advice, and advocacy on all types of health insurance. Services offered include finding the right health coverage, doctors and specialists to resolving billing problems and questioning or appealing treatment decisions by health plans. Hotline: (212) 614-5400.

Resource Entitlement Advocacy Program (REAP)

a service of Mount Sinai Medical Center, Madison Avenue between 97th and 98th Streets. Provides a central source of information and help to hospital patients and neighborhood residents to apply for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and other government entitlement programs. Call for appointment. Spanish spoken. (212) 423-2800.