Immigrant Health Care

Every New Yorker, regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay, has the right to quality health care. This includes emergency care at any hospital in NYC.

You can find information on low- and no-cost City services available for all immigrants on this page, or by calling the NYC Immigrant Affairs Hotline at 212-788-7654, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Many low-cost health care services are available at NYC Health + Hospitals facilities and community health centers near you. You can also get care for mental health issues, including substance use disorders, through Mental Health for All.

Health Insurance and Access to Care

For immigrants who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance, you can get low- and no-cost services through NYC Care. Some immigrants, such as pregnant people and children, are eligible for free or low-cost health coverage regardless of their immigration status.

If you have never talked to someone about whether you are eligible for insurance, your first step is to get free help to review your options. The City’s enrollment counselors can discuss what type of insurance is best for you and how you can enroll.

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