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What is Medicaid?

Medicaid is the health insurance program available to those who meet certain requirements related to income, age, disability or resources. You must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States.

If you are trying to obtain health care through Medicaid, either for you or a family member, you need to find out about eligibility and how to apply. Medicaid applicants must have:

Proof of age and citizenship

Social Security card

Proof of current income and assets

Medicare benefit card

You can also visit http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/index.htm to see if you are eligible.

CenterLight Healthcare can also assist you in applying for Medicaid benefits. Call us at 1-877-226-8500 7 days a week from 8:00 AM through 8:00 PM. TTY users should call 711. You can also email us at MemberServices@centerlight.org.

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Go to your plan’s pages for tools, forms and information.

Medicaid Resources

To find out about Medicaid eligibility requirements in your area contact:

New York City: at Human Resources Administration (718) 557-1399 (residents of the five boroughs call toll free at 1-877-472-8411)

Nassau County: at Nassau County Department of Social Services (516) 227-7474

Westchester County: at Westchester County Department of Social Services (914) 995-5000

New York State Department of Health: at (518) 486-9057 or visit their website.