Options for Free or Low Cost Care
If you are underinsured or do not have health insurance, you can get free or low cost care from:
The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC)
HHC is New York City's public hospital system consisting of 11 acute care hospitals, 6 Diagnostic and Treatment Centers, 4 long-term care facilities, a certified home health care agency and more than 80 community health clinics, including Communicare centers and Child Health Clinics. HHC has a mission to provide services for everyone who needs care, regardless of their ability to pay or their immigration status. HHC Options is a program for those who do not have health insurance or who have limited insurance coverage.
Community Health Centers
Located throughout New York City, community health care centers provide comprehensive primary care and other services.
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Clinics
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) offers individuals and families free health services including immunizations, sexually transmitted disease testing, tuberculosis services, and flu shots.
Reproductive Health Services
The Family Planning Benefit Program (FPBP) offers confidential coverage for reproductive health service, including free contraceptives. The program is open to females and males of childbearing age, even if you have private health insurance or Child Health Plus, who meet income and other eligibility criteria.
Other Programs And Services
You can find links to prescription drug assistance, mental health, dental and vision services.