New York State Medicaid

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New York's Medicaid program provides comprehensive health coverage to more than 7.3 million lower-income New Yorkers (as of December, 2021.) Medicaid pays for a wide-range of services, depending on your age, financial circumstances, family situation, or living arrangements. These services are provided through a large network of health care providers that you can access directly using your Medicaid card or through your managed care plan if you are enrolled in managed care. Some services may have small co-payments, which can be waived if you cannot afford them.

Use the link below to see which health insurance options are available to you, including if your income qualifies you for NYS Medicaid.

Unwinding from the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency: A Communications Tool Kit to Keep New Yorkers Covered

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) has formally declared the U.S. to be in a public health emergency since early 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the public health emergency is in place, New York State is allowed to keep people enrolled in Medicaid, Child Health Plus (CHP), and the Essential Plan (EP) without having them go through their annual renewal. However, when the public health emergency ends, people enrolled in these programs will once again have to take action to renew their coverage.

In an effort to minimize the number of New Yorkers at risk of losing their Medicaid, CHP or EP coverage, NY State of Health is working with partners, local districts and other stakeholders to inform New Yorkers about renewing their coverage and exploring other available health insurance options if they no longer qualify for Medicaid, CHP or EP.

Local Department of Social Service

Your Local Department of Social Service (LDSS) may be able to assist you in obtaining your health insurance coverage and/or provide you with information about other programs and benefits you may qualify. Find the contact information for your LDSS by following the link below.


Children under the age of 19 may be eligible for Child Health Plus.

Telehealth Consumer Survey

Telehealth allows patients and providers to connect without an in-person visit, either by phone or through other communication technologies.

Tell the NYS DOH about your thoughts and experiences with telehealth!

The survey will take approximately five minutes to complete and is available in 11 languages. Whether you have used telehealth or not, please click on the link below to complete the survey, then share it with your friends and family members so they can complete it, too. The survey will close on 8/01/2022.

All other available survey languages can be found in the drop-down menu provided below.