How to qualify for Medicaid
What is Medicaid?
Medicaid is a program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care.
How do I know if I qualify for Medicaid?
You may be covered by Medicaid if:
- You have high medical bills.
- You receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
- You meet certain income, resource, age, or disability requirements. How do I apply for Medicaid?
How do I apply for Medicaid?
You can apply for Medicaid in any one of the following ways: Write, phone, or go to your local department of social services.
In New York City, contact the Human Resources Administration by calling (718) 557-1399. Residents of the five boroughs of New York City may call toll free at 1-877-472-8411.
Pregnant women and children can apply at many clinics, hospitals, and Prenatal Care Assistance Program (PCAP) offices. Call your local department of social services to find out where you can apply.
If you are in a facility operated by the New York State Office of Mental Health, contact the patient resource office.
If you are in a facility certified by the New York State Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, contact the revenue and reimbursement office.
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