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Child Care / Early Education
Choosing & Locating Services
Child Care Subsidies

Health Insurance
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Reproductive Health and Prenatal Care


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Health Insurance for Children and Adults
In New York City, there are many government-sponsored insurance programs for children and adults based on monthly income, age, and health conditions. You can find information about insurance programs through the Mayor's Office of Health Insurance Access (MOHIA). MOHIA improves access to health insurance for New Yorkers by offering health information, including a pre-screening calculator and a guide to special health insurance options for small businesses and individuals. The New York State Department of Health also provides information about public health programs in New York.

ACCESS NYC - You May Qualify for City, State, and/or Federal Benefits
Use ACCESS NYC to find out if you and your family qualify for City, State, and/or Federal human service benefit programs. This service will help you learn about the programs, how to apply, where to go, and even print filled in applications.

Health insurance for children - Child Health Plus A and B
New York's two health insurance programs for children, Medicaid and Child Health Plus, are now united under one name, Child Health Plus. Child Health Plus is a comprehensive health insurance program that covers most of children's health care and dental needs. The income requirements make it possible for families to get free or low-cost health insurance for their children.

Health insurance for adults - Family Health Plus
Family Health Plus is a public health insurance program for adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who do not have health insurance - either on their own or through their employers - but who have incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. Health care is provided through a health plan.

Medicaid provides free health insurance for low-income adults. Eligible adults receive their medical care through a health plan or fee-for-service depending on area and health condition.

Reproductive Health and Prenatal Care Assistance (PCAP)
PCAP is a comprehensive prenatal care program that offers complete pregnancy care and other health services to women and teens that live in New York State and meet certain income guidelines.

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