Uninsured Care Programs - Summary

Program's Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM

In State - Toll Free 1-800-542-2437 or 1-844-682-4058
Out of State - (518) 459-1641
TDD - (518) 459-0121

The Uninsured Care Programs provide access to free health care (Drugs, Outpatient Primary Care, Home Care, Insurance Premium Payments, and Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis to prevent HIV infection) for New York State residents who are uninsured or underinsured. The Uninsured Care Programs are committed to working closely with providers and individuals to support access to the wide range of options for payment for health care services and medications for persons living with or at risk of acquiring HIV/AIDS.

If you live in New York State; have no health insurance, or have health insurance but need help with the out-of-pocket costs (copays, deductibles, etc.); and your household income in 2019 is less than $62,450 for a single person, $84,550 for a couple, or $106,650 for a household of three; you may be eligible for help from the Uninsured Care Programs.   (The income limit increases by $22,100 for each additional household member over three in 2019.)

Whether you apply to the Uninsured Care Programs yourself or schedule an appointment with your health care provider for assistance with the application process; you will need to send documentation of your income, proof that you live in New York State and a copy of any health insurance cards you have with your application.  Click here for examples of how to document your residency and income.  Complete applications can be processed in 1-3 business days, and in many cases, the same day.  If you are not sure of the best way to document your address, income, and/or health insurance; or if you have questions about the enrollment process, please call the Uninsured Care Programs toll-free: 1-800-542-2437 or 1-844-682-4058

Uninsured Care Programs Application (English)

Solicitude para el Programa de Cuidado (Español)

Additional Languages

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)

The AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides free medications for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and opportunistic infections. The drugs provided through ADAP can help people with HIV/AIDS to live longer and treat the symptoms of HIV infection. ADAP can help people with partial insurance and those who have a Medicaid spenddown requirement.

ADAP Plus (Primary Care)

ADAP Plus (Primary Care) provides free primary care services at selected clinics, hospital outpatient departments, office based physicians and lab vendors. The services include ambulatory care for medical evaluation, early intervention and ongoing treatment.

HIV Home Care Program

The HIV Home Care Program provides coverage for home care services to chronically medically dependent individuals as ordered by their physician. The program covers skilled nursing, home health aide services, intravenous therapy administration, medications and supplies and durable medical equipment when ordered by a doctor for specific conditions. Services must be provided through a home care agency which has enrolled in the program.

ADAP Plus Insurance Continuation Program (APIC)

APIC can pay for commercial health insurance premiums for ADAP eligible clients. APIC will pay for a cost effective health insurance policy. Policies considered for payment must be comprehensive and provide full prescription and primary care coverage without annual coverage caps.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Assistance Program (PrEP-AP)

Eligible providers will be reimbursed for a specific set of services provided to eligible individuals, including but not limited to, HIV testing. STI/STD testing and supportive primary care services, consistent with the PrEP clinical guidelines.

Uninsured Care Programs Drug Formulary & Covered Services

Other Resources

Uninsured Care Programs Provider Assurances & Agreements with Enrollment Form

Uninsured Care Programs Provider/Service Manuals

Requests for information in an alternate format can be mailed to: adap@health.ny.gov


Uninsured Care Programs
Empire Station
P.O. Box 2052
Albany, NY 12220-0052