How Do I Apply?

As of January 1, 2014, applicants can apply for Child Health Plus and/or Medicaid coverage through the NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace.

Call this toll-free number: 1-800-698-4KIDS (1-800-698-4543) or NY State of Heath at 1-855-355-5777, and ask about Child Health Plus. (If you are hearing impaired, call the TTY number, 1-877-898-5849.) If you would like someone to assist you in applying for either Children's Medicaid or Child Health Plus, there are enrollers in your community who can help.

Enrollers will help you fill out an application, collect the necessary documents, and select a health plan. In many cases, assistance is available during evenings and weekends. To learn the nearest location where application assistance is available, , click on this link Community Organizations that can help you enroll or call 1-800-698-4KIDS (1-800-698-4543).