NY State of Health Awareness Day to be Celebrated in State Parks

In-Person Assistors to Offer Health Plan Information On-Site at Parks Across New York State

ALBANY, N.Y. (August 17, 2017) - NY State of Health, the state's official health plan Marketplace, is partnering with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation on August 19th in select state parks across the state. The second annual event is known as NY State of Health Awareness Day and enables visitors to talk with in-person assistors who will be on-site to provide information about affordable coverage, answer questions and make enrollment appointments.

"New Yorkers are busy, so we're continuing our effort to meet them in locations that are convenient, including our beautiful state parks," said NY State of Health Executive Director Donna Frescatore. "Park visitors can learn about how easy it is to get a good, low-cost health plan through the Marketplace, and enjoy a swim, hike or paddle, all in the same place."

"Along with the abundance ofrecreational opportunities to explore at state parks we are thrilled to partner with NY State of Health to provide more education on how New Yorkers can lead healthy, active and invigorating lifestyles that strengthen mind and muscle," said State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey. "NY State of Health Awareness Day reminds us of the importance in maintaining our overall physical, mental and social wellness and the vital role it plays in our health and happiness."

Details on state parks that will have NY State of Health assistors on site are listed below :

City Name of NYS Park Location of In-Person Assistor Dates & Times Address Zip Code
Darien Center Darien Lakes State Park Near beach 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 10475 Harlow Rd 14040
Buffalo Buffalo Harbor State Park Near playground 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 1111 Fuhrmann Blvd 14203
Gansevoort Moreau Lake State Park Near beach 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 605 Old Saratoga Rd 12831
East Berne Thompson's Lake State Park Near beach 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 68 Thompson's Lake Rd 12059
Voorheesville John Boyd Thacher State Park Inside visitor center 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 830 Thacher Park Road, 12186
Bethel Lake Superior State Park Near beach 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 342 Dr Duggan Rd 12720
Yorktown Heights Franklin D. Roosevelt State Park Near pool area 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 2957 Crompond Rd 10598
Rome Delta Lake State Park Near beach outside four seasons room 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 8797 State Route 46 13440
Hamlin Hamlin Beach State Park Near bathhouse at the beach 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 1 Hamlin Beach Blvd 14464
Bear Mountain Bear Mountain State Park Top of the steps going into zoo and pool 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Route 9W North 10911
Niagara Falls Whirlpool State Park Inside pavilion 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. Robert Moses State Parkway 14303
Cropseyville Grafton Lakes State Park "Program Tent" near beach 8/19/17 – 12 p.m.-2 p.m. 100 Grafton Lakes State Pkwy 12052

All health plans offered through NY State of Health cover preventive care, such as routine doctor visits and screenings, at no additional cost. Enrollment in Medicaid, Child Health Plus and the Essential Plan is open all year. While 2017 Open Enrollment for Qualified Health Plans has ended, some consumers may be eligible to enroll through a special enrollment period. Open Enrollment for 2018 begins on November 1, 2017.