1-855-355-5777 or TTY: 1-800-662-1220 (assistance is available in your language by phone and in-person)
Find an in-person enrolled here
The Essential Plan is a health plan for New Yorkers with no premium for those who qualify. It covers all of the essential health benefits covered under the Qualified Health Plans offered on the Marketplace
Adults may be eligible if they: are U.S. citizens or meet immigration status requirements, an adult who is 19 – 64 years of age, New York resident, and meet income eligibility criteria as shown below.
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— Free preventive care
— Tests ordered by your doctor
— Prescription drugs, inpatient and outpatient care at a hospital
— Specialists’ visits.
Eligible consumers will pay either $20 monthly premium or nothing, depending on income. Some plans include additional benefits such as adult dental and vision coverage for an additional premium. Certified health plans vary by area. Locate eligible plans at info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/EssentialPlanMap.
Enrollment is open all year long. Call 1-855-355-5777 to sign up and for details on plan coverage or visit an enrollment organization in your borough. Use the broker link here.
Find more information at info.nystateofhealth.ny.gov/essentialplan.
Updated on June 2, 2021
is an option for low-cost or free health services in New York City. The services are available citywide for New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance based on federal guidelines.
To learn about eligibility and how to apply visit NYC Care or call (646) 692-2273.
Updated on October 26, 2020
Find free and sliding scale clinics all the 5 NYC boroughs by neighborhood and services offered.
• Manhattan | Manhattan in Spanish
• Brooklyn | Brooklyn in Spanish
• Bronx | Bronx in Spanish
• Queens | Queens in Spanish
• Staten Island | Staten Island in Spanish
• All boroughs | All boroughs in Spanish
• Affordable Dental and Eye Care | Affordable Dental and Eye Care in Spanish
Updated on October 26, 2020
1824 Madison Avenue (at 119th Street), New York, NY 10035
The Institute offers high-quality, low-cost health care for all. In all their 31 practices, patients are not turned away if they are not able to pay. The Institute for Family Health has primary care, mental health, dental care, social work and many other services to patients of all ages. Find the nearest location here.
Updated on December 7, 2020
17 East 102nd Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10029
(877) 372 -4161
The East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP) is the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s student-run, physician-supervised free clinic. EHHOP provides primary care to uninsured adults in East Harlem. Services are confidential and are provided at no cost.
To be an EHHOP patient you must:
– Live in East Harlem in the ZIP Codes 10029, 10035, 10128 at or above 86th St.
– Be 21 years old or older.
– Not have insurance and not qualify for insurance/Medicaid.
Primary Care, Women’s Health, Mental Health, Care Coordination, Ophthalmology, Cardiology, Podiatry, and Social Work.
Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
Every Week: Medical Clinic, Mental Health Clinic, Nursing Care, Access to Care Team (ACT), and Social Work.
Twice per month: Women’s Health Clinic, Ophthalmology Clinic.
Once per month: Cardiology and Podiatry Clinics.
Scheduling an appointment: Please leave a message at the EHHOP Clinic main number at (877)-372-4161 with your name and phone number and a clinic team member will get back to you.
Updated on January 16, 2021
FQHC Locator Website
What is an FQHC?
FQHCs (Federally Qualified Health Centers) are in most cities and many rural areas. They will help you, even if you have no health insurance. You pay what you can afford, based on your income.
FQHCs are open to all, regardless of their ability to pay. FQHCs use a sliding fee scale with discounts based on patients’ family size and income.
Locate a Federally Qualified Health Center with this health center locator tool where you can search for a health center by address, state, or county. The locator tool is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Updated on September 1, 2020
Text “COVID TEST” to 855-48
(929) 298-9400 to schedule an at-home appointment
All New Yorkers should get tested for COVID-19. Tests are fast, simple, and free and you will not be asked about your immigration status. Remember that COVID-19 testing and care services are not a public benefit under the public charge rule.
How To Get tested
Testing sites: Look for testing sites near your home at my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites or text “COVID TEST” to 855-48.
At-home testing: At-home testing for COVID-19 is now available to all immunocompromised New Yorkers and those ages 65 and older. To schedule an in-home appointment, call (929) 298-9400 between 9:00 AM and 7:00 PM (7 days a week). For free USPS test kits, make an order at covidtests.gov.
Find more information at the COVID-19 City Wide Information Portal. To find daily updates of information about people who have tested positive for COVID-19 in NYC here.
Text “COVID TEST” al 855-48
(929) 298-9400 para agendar una prueba COVID en tu casa
Todos los neoyorquinos deberian hacerse una prueba para el virus COVID-19. Las pruebas son rápidas, simples y gratis, y no preguntaran por tu estatus inmigratorio. Encuentra un lugar de pruebas cerca a tu casa. Recuerda que las prueba de COVID-19 y los servicios médicos no son un beneficio bajo la regla de carga pública.
Cómo hacerse una prueba
Laboratorios: Encuentra ubicaciones cerca de tu hogar en este enlace my.castlighthealth.com/corona-virus-testing-sites o envía el texto “COVID TEST” al 855-48.
Pruebas en casa: Pruebas en casa para el COVID-19 está disponible para inmunocomprometidos y personas con 65 o más años. Para agendar una cita, llama al (929) 298-9400 entre las 9:00 am y 7:00 pm todos los días de la semana. Para recibir pruebas con USPS, haz una orden gratuita en covidtests.gov/es.
Encuentra más información en el Portal de Información de COVID-19 de Toda la Ciudad de Nueva York. También puedes encontrar noticias diarias acerca del número de personas que fueron positivas para COVID-19 en Nueva York aquí.
Prenatal Care in New York State
Call 311 and ask for Medicaid for Pregnant Women
Call the Growing Up Healthy Hotline at 800-522-5006
Free Medicaid coverage is available for pregnant women through the New York State Department of Health.
If you’re pregnant and uninsured, you may qualify to sign up for an insurance plan through the NY State of Health Marketplace, even if the enrollment period is closed.
Furthermore, free coverage is available regardless of immigration status. Babies receive health care services for at least one year after birth. Note: Extended access to family planning services is available to women who have Medicaid while pregnant but lose coverage after pregnancy.
Updated on July 20, 2020
1901 First Avenue (at 97th Street), New York, NY 10029
The Pride Health Center at NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan is designed to focus on the health needs and disparities specific to the LGBTQ+ community. We see patients on Monday afternoons and Wednesday evenings by appointment only. Saturday hours will resume soon.
HOW IT WORKS
To schedule an appointment, contact (212) 423-7292 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SERVICES & HOURS OF OPERATION
— Transgender health care, including hormone therapy and gender-affirming surgery
— Women’s health
— Men’s health
— Young adult care
— General medical/specialty referrals
— Preventive care services
— Social work
Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
Additional hours on Wednesday until 8 PM
To determine eligibility, call (212) 423-7292
To learn more, visit nychealthandhospitals.org/metropolitan/our-services/lgbtq-health-center/
Updated on March 5, 2021
Harlem Drop-In Center: 321 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
The Ali Forney Center’s mission is to protect LGBTQ youth from the harms of homelessness and empower them with the tools needed to live independently. To learn more, visit: aliforneycenter.org
Housing and Job Readiness
— Drop-In Center: any LGBTQ youth can access food, medical care, mental health services, and more.
— Outreach Program: supportive services and education to homeless, runaway, street-based, and at-risk LGBTQ youth ages 16-24.
— Transitional living.
— Job and readiness education.
— On-site primary care and psychiatric services through a contract with The Institute for Family Health.
— Insurance enrollment.
— HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, and treatment.
— STI testing and treatment.
— PEP and PrEP resources.
— Hormone replacement therapy.
— Birth control and contraception.
— Medical specialty referrals.
Learn more visiting https://www.aliforneycenter.org/programs
Updated on March 5, 2021
Chelsea: 356 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011 | (212) 271-7200
Bronx: 3144 3rd Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451 | (718) 215-1800
Brooklyn: 40 Flatbush Ave Ext, Brooklyn, NY 11201 | (212) 271-7200
Callen-Lorde Community Health Center provides sensitive, quality healthcare and related services targeted to New York’s LGBTQ communities—in all their diversity—regardless of ability to pay. To further this mission, Callen-Lorde promotes health education and wellness, and advocates for LGBTQ health issues regardless of ability to pay.
HOW IT WORKS
Callen-Lorde provides all healthcare services regardless of ability to pay.
For uninsured/underinsured patients, Callen-Lorde provides a sliding fee based on your income. Visit co-pays can range from $0-$100. Please note that labs and prescriptions are not included in this co-pay. Any labs will be an additional cost, from approximately $50-$150.
Current patients can schedule the following appointments online:
— Telehealth (virtual) primary care
— Telehealth (virtual) sexual health care
— COVID-19 testing
— Flu shots
Register to be a new patient by emailing email@example.com with:
— A filled-out New Patient Registration and Consent Form | English Form | Spanish Form
— A picture of your government-issued photo ID (examples include: NYC ID, driver’s license, or passport)
If insured: a photo of your insurance card (front and back)
Once your information is received, expect a phone call from (212) 271-7200 for an intake.
If you are unable to register online (due to technology or other issues), you can walk into any of the sites from 9 AM-3 PM Monday-Friday to fill out a paper registration. Please bring a government-issued photo ID and your insurance card (if insured).
Learn more by visiting the FAQ site at callen-lorde.org/faq
Updated on March 5, 2021