Medical Assistance (Medicaid)
Medicaid provides medical
coverage for people who are unable to pay for their medical care and who have
income below the eligibility guidelines set by the State http://www.health.ny.gov/health_care/medicaid/. Individuals
and families in receipt of Temporary Assistance may be eligible for Medicaid.
Individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) are automatically
eligible for Medicaid.
Applying for Medicaid through
the NY State of Health can be done by doing the following:
- Call: 1 (855) 355-5777
- Apply Online by clicking the link: www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov
- For In Person Assistance: Call 447-4989 for an appointment to meet with a Certified Application Counselor (CAC) at 162 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY.
If you are applying for
Medicaid and you are 65 and over
and/ or in receipt of Medicare (unless they are a caretaker relative of a child
age 18 or younger), people applying for nursing home coverage, Medicaid Waiver Programs
for children, Medicaid Buy In program for Working People With Disabilities, and
Medicare Savings Programs you would need to submit a paper application to 162
Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210. If you do not fit into the above
categories your application will be forwarded to the NY State of Health for
processing as the NY State of Health (NYSOH) determines Medicaid eligibility.