The VA provides a standard enhanced health benefits plan available to all enrolled veterans and maintains an annual enrollment system to maintains an annual enrollment system to manage the provision of quality hospital and outpatient medical care and treatment. VA provides every active-duty service member, Reservist or National Guard member who serves in a theater of combat operations five years of free health care beginning on the date of discharge or release from service for all illnesses and injuries unless clearly unrelated to military service. At the end of the five-year period, these veterans have the same eligibility for VA medical care as veterans of earlier conflicts, and co-payment status will depend on whether illness or injury is found to be service-connected. For more information on Eligibility visit the website http://www.va.gov/healtheligibility/.
Medicaid Public health Insurance:
Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can not afford to pay for medical care. Medicaid is the largest source of funding for medical and health-related services for people with limited income. Public health insurance programs are administered nationwide by the United States Department of Health and Human Services, through its Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS). CMS provides approval of state plans and ensures compliance with federal regulations. https://a858-ihss.nyc.gov/ihss1/en_US/IHSS_howToApplyHomePage.do?programInfoID=3&__o3rpu=IHSS_howToApplyProgramListHomePage.do
Medicare: is a health insurance program for:
People age 65 or older,
People under age 65 with certain disabilities, and
People of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). http://www.cms.hhs.gov/MedicareGenInfo/
Social Security Disability Benefits for Wounded Warriors:
Military service members can receive expedited processing of disability claims from Social Security. Benefits available through Social Security are different than those from the Department of Veterans Affairs and require a separate application.
The expedited process is used for military service members who become disabled while on active military service on or after October 1, 2001, regardless of where the disability occurs. http://www.ssa.gov/woundedwarriors/
SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT
HRA Home Care Services
New York City Department for the Aging (Health & Wellness)
New York State Office for the Aging (Health Insurance)
New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute
HRA - HIV/AIDS Services Administration (HASA)
CDC Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
AIDS Survival Project
Latino AIDS Commission
NYS Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin.
Brain Injury Association of New York State
Brain Injury Association of America
Defense & Veterans Brain Injury Center Walter Reed Army Medical Center
VA Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
Army behavioral Health
NYS Dept. Of Health Veterans' Health Info. Clearinghouse
Each VA Medical Center has a Women Veterans Program Manager (WVPM) who helps women understand their benefits, and coordinates their care. The Women Veterans Program Manager can assist women veterans in establishing their eligibility, understanding their benefits, and obtaining their health care in VA system. The Women Veterans Health Program provides a full range of medical and mental health services, including: Primary care, reproductive health, gynecology services, patient education, preventive health screening for breast cancer, cervical cancer and osteoporosis, screening, counseling, and treatment for sexual trauma, substance abuse, PTSD and domestic violence, vocational rehabilitation, homeless programs, transition assistance separating from military duty.
Center for Women Veterans
NY/NJ Veterans Healthcare Network Women Veteran Resources
DoD Deployment Health & Family Readiness Library
This library provides servicemembers, families, veterans and health care providers an easy way to quickly find deployment health and family readiness information.
OTHER HEALTH RESOURCES
Tricare North Region
Tricare South Region
Tricare West Region
OIF/OEF Review program