New York State Medicaid

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New York's Medicaid program provides comprehensive health coverage to more than 7.3 million lower-income New Yorkers (as of December, 2021.) Medicaid pays for a wide-range of services, depending on your age, financial circumstances, family situation, or living arrangements. These services are provided through a large network of health care providers that you can access directly using your Medicaid card or through your managed care plan if you are enrolled in managed care. Some services may have small co-payments, which can be waived if you cannot afford them.

Use the link below to see which health insurance options are available to you, including if your income qualifies you for NYS Medicaid.

NYS Medicaid News

  • New York State Prioritizes Maternal Health with Expansion of Medicaid Prenatal and Postnatal Benefits - (Web) - August 24, 2023
  • New York State Department of Health Announces Medicaid Telehealth Coverage Extended Beyond COVID-19 Public Health Emergency - (Web) - July 31, 2023

Visit the Medicaid News page for a repository of NYS Medicaid related news items.

Local Department of Social Services

Your Local Department of Social Services (LDSS) may be able to assist you in obtaining your health insurance coverage and/or provide you with information about other programs and benefits you may qualify. Find the contact information for your LDSS by following the link below.


Children under the age of 19 may be eligible for Child Health Plus.