Child Health Plus is a comprehensive health insurance plan available to most uninsured children under the age of 19. Income requirements make it possible for working families to get free or low-cost health insurance for their children. All children are eligible regardless of their immigration status – even undocumented children are eligible.
Family Health Plus is a public health insurance program for adults between the ages of 19 and 64 who do not have health insurance but have incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. Family Health Plus is available to single adults, couples without children, and parents with limited income. You must be a resident of New York State. Eligibility based on immigration status will need to be determined by one of our financial counselors.
Medicaid is a program which provides medical assistance for certain individuals and families with low incomes and resources. You may eligible if you have high medical bills; receive Supplementary Security Income (SSI); or meet certain income, resource, age, or disability requirements.
Medicare is a federal health insurance program for people age 65 or older or people under age 65 with certain disabilities including End-State Renal Disease. Some people qualify for both Medicare and Medicaid. Medicare now offers prescription benefits as well.
PCAP provides expanded Medicaid coverage for pregnant women and for children under the age of 19 regardless of their citizenship status, as follows:
WIC is not an insurance plan, but provides free, healthy foods for pregnant or breast-feeding women and children under the age of 5. You receive checks every month to buy the food you and your children need, ideas on how to prepare healthy and tasty meals for your family, and help in getting other healthcare services you need.