Last Updated: Saturday, May 23, 2015

Medicaid (New York State)

NY State Department of Health
Corning Tower- Empire State Plaza
Albany, NY 12237

TEL: 800-541-2831

Alternate Phone: 877-472-8411
Program Website

Benefits Summary

Medical care for eligible low-income: children, families with children, pregnant women, and individuals who are aged, blind or disabled.


Comprehensive medical care, including, but not limited to, physician visits, hospitalization, dental, emergency ambulance, lab & x-ray services etc. There is no cost for those who meet income guidelines. Within Medicaid there are several programs that address the needs of specific groups; e.g. pregnant women, children etc.

Eligibility Guidelines

High medical bills; receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI); pregnant woman; or meet certain income, resources, age or disability requirements.

How to apply

Go to your local department of social services. Proof of: age; citizenship or alien status; income; where you live. Also: recent paycheck stubs if you work; bank books and insurance policies.