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NYC Care

Coming to the Bronx - August 2019

Health care is a right and New York City is working to ensure every New Yorker has access to it.

Nearly 300,000 people who live in New York City feel they don’t belong here. Not having access to health care is one of those reasons. Health care becomes inaccessible if a person is ineligible for public health insurance, can’t afford private insurance, or doesn’t know what health care services are available to them. As a result, they too often delay care until they are ill and seek care in the emergency room, where the wait is long and the cost high.

This is about to change.

    NYC Care Member Benefits Will Include:

    • Membership Card
    • A 24/7 customer service
    • Your own primary care doctor
    • Guaranteed first primary care visit in two weeks for new patients
    • Extended pharmacy hours
    • Range of preventive services to keep you healthy
    • Mental health and substance use disorder treatment
    • Specialty treatment for asthma, heart disease, diabetes and more
    • ExpressCare urgent care centers to help you get fast service and avoid the emergency room
    • MyChart – a private, online tool to manage your personal health records

In New York City, you have the right to guaranteed health care. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from: if you live here, you have the right to see a doctor.

NYC Care is a new health care access program that will be available for New Yorkers in the five boroughs who are unable to afford or are ineligible for health insurance. NYC Care will guarantee a dedicated primary care doctor, preventive care, and 24/7 customer service.

Under NYC Care, New Yorkers will be able to access a broad range of services provided by NYC Health + Hospitals’ 70 patient care locations, including 11 hospitals and dozens of community-based health centers.

NYC Care will begin August 1, 2019 in the Bronx and will be available in other boroughs by the end of 2020. Starting this summer in the Bronx, there will be various ways to enroll in NYC Care.

It’s time to unlock health care for all New Yorkers.

If you need health care now, NYC Health + Hospitals has services available across the five boroughs. Call 1-844-NYC-4NYC to make an appointment.

If you want to check if you are eligible for health insurance and are looking for an affordable, high quality plan, contact MetroPlus Health at 1-212-908-8600.

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Membership card available August 2019