Lincoln Hospital is a member of the Generations+/Northern Manhattan Health Network and the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC). HHC’s promise to all undocumented immigrants:
HHC WILL HONOR YOUR RIGHT TO PRIVACY. WE WILL KEEP CONFIDENTIAL ALL INFORMATION REGARDING YOUR IMMIGRATION STATUS.
You have a right to quality health care. Do not let fear stop you from getting the health services you or your children need. Our public hospitals, health centers and clinics are located in neighborhoods all over New York City. Our doctors, nurses and other health care workers care about you. They speak many languages. Many of them are immigrants or children of immigrants. They all want to serve you with respect. They will all protect your privacy.
Most children and pregnant women can get health insurance. You can get it even if you are not a legal immigrant. HHC staff can help you get the insurance you need. If you do not have insurance and cannot pay a lot of money for health care, HHC will help you anyway. What you pay will be based on how much money you have and how many people are in your family. Workers at the public hospital or clinic have to ask you for some information to find out how much you should pay. They will ask you to prove how much money you earn. You will need papers to show your home address and some proof of identity and your date of birth. We will keep all of this information absolutely confidential.