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Where to Apply for Health Insurance

Getting Yourself Ready to Enroll in Health Insurance

Beginning January 1, 2014: You and your family members will have an opportunity to shop and sign up for health insurance coverage through an on-line marketplace called the New York State of Health: Official Health Plan Marketplace. Through this website, you will be able to see what financial assistance you are eligible for and choose a health plan that gives you the right balance of medical coverage and affordability.

Learn more about what health care reform offers immigrants, young adults, sole proprietors, and small businesses - including information on premium tax credits and cost-sharing reductions. Information is also available in ArabicBengaliChineseFrenchHaitian Creole, KoreanRussianSpanish, and Urdu

In order to make things easier for you to be ready to apply when you go to see an In-Person Assistor (Navigator or Certified Application Counselor), below is a list of items that could be helpful for you to have ready.

Ready to Go! Checklist:

Make sure you understand how coverage works

  • Including things like premiums, tax credits, deductibles, out-of-pocket maximums, copayments, open enrollment period and coverage period. You will want to consider these details while you are looking for health insurance.  For more information, visit Office of Citywide Health Insurance Access.

      Make a list of questions

  • Understand your medical needs (medications and/or Providers).
  • If you have a personal doctor, check what plan(s) they are affiliated with or if you don’t have a personal doctor, you can be provided with a list for your selection.
  • Policy numbers for anyone with current or additional health insurance in the household.

Have an active email account

  • If you don’t have one, there are free email accounts such as (Gmail, Yahoo, and Outlook). A CAC can also help you set one up if you do not have an email account.

Social Security number

  • Needed for you and every member of your household who needs health insurance or is listed on your federal tax return.

Immigration status

  • Document type and number for any member of your household who are lawfully present immigrants.

Date of Birth

  • Correct dates for you and every member of your household who needs health insurance.

Job information

  • About you and every member of your household, including each person’s wages and contact information for employers. (Pay stubs, W-2 forms, Tax ID number or tax statements.)

 

NYC DOHMH Enrollment Sites

The following Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Clinics have Certified Application Counselors (CACs) to assist you in applying for free or low cost health insurance

Certified Application Counselor Enrollment Sites

Clinics

Phone Numbers

Manhattan

Chelsea Health Center
303 Ninth Avenue
First Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001

212-244-7462

Washington Heights
Health Center

600 West 168th Street
Basement
New York, N.Y. 10032

212-491-1661
212-491-4453
212-694-2399
212-368-5717

 

Bronx

Tremont Health Center
1826 Arthur Avenue
Basement,
Bronx, New York 10457

718-466-8844
718-466-8883

Brooklyn

Fort Greene Health Center
295 Flatbush Avenue
Extension
5th floor
Brooklyn, New York 11201

718-643-4463
718-643-4467
718-643-3410

Crown Heights Health Center
1218 Prospect Place (1st Floor)
Brooklyn, New York 11213

718-953-8234
718-953-8232
718-953-8235

 

Queens

Corona Health Center
34-33 Junction Boulevard,
1st Floor
Jackson Heights,
New York  11372

718-476-7101
718-476-4579
718-476-7103

Jamaica Health Center
90-37 Parsons Boulevard,
4th Floor
Jamaica, New York  11432

718-262-5512
718-262-5581

Staten Island

Richmond Health Center
51 Stuyvesant Place
2nd Floor
Staten Island, N.Y. 10301

718-420-4714

 

For additional information about available health insurance programs and how to apply, call 311 or visit New York State of Health: Official Health Plan Marketplace.

 

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