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Affordable/Free Dental Care

The Essential Plan
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
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.
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Updated on June 2, 2021

Other Affordable Dental Services Options

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Find affordable children’s dental services in all 5 boroughs (including children with disabilites) at The resource was created by IncludeNYC.
Updated on March 21, 2021

The Institute for Family Health (East Harlem)


1824 Madison Avenue (at 119th Street), New York, NY 10035
(212) 423-4400
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.


El Instituto Para La Salud de la Familia brinda atención médica y a bajo costo para todos. Todos los pacientes son aceptados en las 31 ubicaciones del instituto. Encuentra servicios de salud primaria, mental, dental, trabajo social y otros para todas las edades aquí.

Updated on December 7, 2020

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