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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/ 

DISABLED 

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION 

OFFICE OF TEMPORARY AND DISABILITY ASSISTANCE

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

GERIATRICS

HRA Home Care Services

New York City Department for the Aging (Health & Wellness)

New York State Office for the Aging (Health Insurance)

HIV/AIDS

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

SUBSTANCE ABUSE

NYS Office of Alcohol & Substance Abuse Services

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Admin.

Narcotics Anonymous

Alcoholics Anonymous

MENTAL HEALTH

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

WOMEN VETERANS

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