A guide for an immigrant in New York: how you can save on medical care
The City of New York helps all immigrants living in the city to receive medical care. ForumDaily tells you what you need to know to get low-cost medical insurance, and how to save on medical services if you do not have insurance.
Health insurance is a way to pay for the costs of medical care.
To find out where to get free personal assistance in various languages, including information on financial support, call 311, send an SMS with the text “CoveredNYC” or “SeguroNYC” to the 877877 number or visit this Page.
State Medical Insurance
Depending on your immigrant status and income, you may have various free or low-cost public health insurance policies available to you.
• If you are an immigrant who has a legal right to temporary or permanent residence (including a naturalized citizen (citizen), green card holder, refugee, asylum seeker, U or T visa holder, etc.) or belong to the category of child arrivals who are ordered to defer immigration measures (DACA), you may be eligible for an inexpensive or free public health insurance policy such as Medicaid or Essential Plan.
• If you applied for immigration or a visa application, or if you have state-issued documents that allow you to reside in the United States, you may be eligible for an inexpensive or free public health insurance policy.
• If you are pregnant, you may be eligible for insurance. Medicaid regardless of immigration status.
• In New York State, children under the age of 19 have the right to state health insurance under the program Child health plus (CHP) regardless of immigration status.
Individual health insurance
• If you are an immigrant who has a legal right to temporary or permanent residence, you can get health insurance through the exchange New york state of health.
Depending on the level of income, you may be entitled to reimbursement of insurance costs. More information can be found at nystateofhealth.ny.gov.
• If you are not eligible to apply for insurance through the exchange New york state of health, you can purchase medical insurance in a private company or get a policy at work.
• If you are not eligible to apply for insurance through the exchange New york state of health, you can file it on behalf of your children who have such a right.
STATE HOSPITALS AND DISTRICT HEALTH CENTERS
You can get inexpensive medical care, regardless of whether you have insurance, in the system Health + Hospitals (H + H) city of new york In H + H, residents of all ages can receive emergency medical care, primary medical care, screening, immunization, and much more.
Federal legislation requires all hospitals to provide emergency medical care, regardless of the patient's immigration status or his solvency.
Policy Emergency Medicaid Covers payment for emergency medical care services. This policy is available to low-income residents of New York State regardless of their immigration status. You can register to receive it at the hospital during emergency medical care.
Immigration information provided by the patient to health care providers is confidential. Doctors, medical professionals and mental health professionals are prohibited by law from disseminating this information.
The authorities in New York have repeatedly urged immigrants not to be afraid to see a doctor, a clinic, a hospital, or an emergency room.
“All immigrants can receive medical care in the city of New York, regardless of their immigration status or ability to pay. We want you to seek medical care under any circumstances, without fear of anything. NYC Health + Hospitals has community hospitals and community health centers in New York City. We respect you and want to make it easier for you to get the care you deserve. When you contact our healthcare facilities, we do not collect information about your immigration status and we never share patient information with anyone without their permission unless we are required by law to do so. Our staff ensures the secrecy and confidentiality of this data, ”- said in a letter to Stanley Bresenoff, and. about. President and CEO NYC Health + Hospitals, and Nishi Agarwal, Head of the Immigration Office for the Mayor of New York.
THE CITY OF NEW YORK FOLLOWING THE PRINCIPLE OF PROTECTING IMMIGRATION STATUS AND OTHER CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION. NYC HEALTH + HOSPITALS RESPECTS THE RIGHT OF IMMIGRANTS TO THE IMMUNITY OF PRIVATE LIFE
Public hospitals and medical centers NYC Health + Hospitals located in different areas of New York and provide services with accompaniment in different languages. You can get free interpretation services in 200 languages 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
There are different ways to secure the necessary medical care. All children and pregnant women can get health insurance without even having legal status. Employees NYC Health + Hospitals can help get proper insurance. Also NYC Health + Hospitals will help you even if you do not have insurance and cannot pay for expensive medical care. This applies to all types of medical services, including emergency care, medical appointments, medications, long-term care and hospital stay.
To find out how much you can pay, employees will ask you questions about how much you earn and how many people are in your family. You will need to show proof of your home address, identity and date of birth.
NYC Health + Hospitals It also cooperates with IDNYC, the municipal center for issuing city identity cards to all residents of the city. Such certificates are a generally accepted form of patient identification and can be used during admission and registration procedures.
Employees NYC Health + Hospitals It is forbidden to transfer your information to someone else without your permission, unless the law requires them to do so. All employees know that they may lose their jobs if they break this rule.
For a list of public hospitals and medical centers, to learn more about resources such as IDNYC, call 311 or send a message to NYC Health + Hospitals or to the Mayor’s Office for Immigrants (Mayor's Office of Immigrant Affairs).
Clinics and hospitals where you can contact:
NYC Health + Hospitals / Jacobi 1400 Pelham Parkway South Bronx, New York 10461
Tel: (718) 918-5000
NYC Health + Hospitals / Lincoln 234 East 149th Street
Bronx, New York 10451
Tel: (718) 579-5000
NYC Health + Hospitals / North Central Bronx 3424 Kossuth Avenue
Bronx, New York 10467
Tel: (718) 519-5000
NYC Health + Hospitals / Belvis 545 East 142nd Street
Bronx, NY 10454
Tel: (718) 579-4000
The Health Center at Tremont 1826 Arthur Avenue
Bronx, NY 10457
Tel: (718) 918-8750
Gunhill Health Center 1012 East Gunhill Road Bronx, NY 10469
Tel: (718) 918-8850
NYC Health + Hospitals / Morrisania 1225 Gerard Avenue
Bronx, NY 10452
Tel: (718) 960-2781
NYC Health + Hospitals / Kings County 451 Clarkson Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11203
Tel: (718) 245-3131
NYC Health + Hospitals / Woodhull 760 Broadway
Brooklyn, New York 11206
Tel: (718) 963-8000
NYC Health + Hospitals / Coney Island 2601 Ocean Parkway
Brooklyn, New York 11235
Tel: (718) 616-3000
NYC Health + Hospitals / East New York 2094 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Tel: (718) 240-0400
NYC Health + Hospitals / Cumberland 100 North Portland Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11205
Tel: (718) 260-7500
Bushwick Health Center 1420 Bushwick Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11207 Tel .: (718) 919-1200
Greenpoint Community Health Center 875 Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Tel: (718) 630-3220
Williamsburg Health Center 279 Graham Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 384-0563
NYC Health + Hospitals / Bellevue 462 First Avenue
New York, New York 10016 Tel: (212) 562-4141
NYC Health + Hospitals / Harlem 506 Lenox Avenue
New York, New York 10037 Tel: (212) 939-1000
NYC Health + Hospitals / Metropolitan 1901 First Avenue
New York, New York 10029
Tel: (212) 423-6262
NYC Health + Hospitals / Renaissance 264 West 118th Street
New York, NY 10026
Tel: (212) 932-6500
Drew Hamilton Houses 2698 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10039
Tel: (212) 939-8950
3170 Broadway New York, NY 10027 Tel .: (212) 678-2420
Judson Health Center 34 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012 Tel: (212) 925-5000
La Clinica de las Americas 175 Nagle Avenue
New York, NY 10034
Tel: (212) 544-2001
115 West 116th Street New York, NY 10026 Tel: (212) 678-8420
Smith Communicare Health Center 60 Madison Street
New York, NY 10038
Tel: (212) 346-0511
NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst 79-01 Broadway
Elmhurst, New York 11373
Tel: (718) 334-4000
NYC Health + Hospitals / Queens 82-68 164th Street
Queens, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 883-3000
90-37 Parsons Boulevard
Jamaica, NY 11432
Tel: (718) 334-6440
134-64 Springfield Boulevard
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413
Tel: (718) 334-6801
Ridgewood Medical Center 769 Onderdonk Avenue Ridgewood, NY 11385
Tel: (718) 334-6190
South Queens Multi-Service Center 114-02 Guy R. Brewer Boulevard Jamaica, NY 11434
Tel: (718) 883-6699
Women's Medical Center 59-17 Junction Boulevard Corona, NY 11368
Tel: (718) 334-6300
NYC Health + Hospitals / Mariner's Harbor 2040 Forest Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10303
Tel: (718) 761-2060
NYC Health + Hospitals / Stapleton 111 Canal Street
Staten Island, NY 10304
Tel: (718) 390-0712
STATE CHILDREN'S CLINICS
Children's clinics in the city of New York offer all children living in the city of New York, from the moment of birth to the age of the year 21, comprehensive medical care and related services, including primary and preventive treatment.
348 East 156th Street Bronx, NY 10451 Tel: (718) 292-2820
Daniel Webster Houses 401 East 168th Street Bronx, NY 10456
Tel: (718) 538-1982
Brownsville Child Health Clinic 259 Bristol Street
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Tel: (718) 495-7283
Bushwick Communicare 335 Central Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11221
Tel: (718) 573-4860
Crown Heights Child Health Clinic 1218 Prospect Place
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Tel: (718) 735-0561
Eleanor Roosevelt Houses Child Health Clinic 388 Pulaski Street
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: (718) 452-1146
X-NUMX Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY 295
Tel: (718) 643-4487
Grand Street Campuses 850 Grand Street Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: (718) 387-2701
Homecrest Child Health Clinic 1601 Avenue S
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Tel: (718) 339-6243
Jonathan Williams House Roebling Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 387-6407
Dekalb Avenue Lafayette Houses Child Health Clinic
Brooklyn, NY 11205
Tel: (718) 638-8258
Sumner Avenue Houses Child Health Clinic 47 Marcus Garvey Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Tel: (718) 455-5350
Sutter Avenue Child Health Clinic 1091 Sutter Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212
Tel: (718) 647-0800 / 0801
Williamsburg Health Center 279 Graham Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Tel: (718) 387-2211
Washington Heights Child Health Clinic
600 168th West Street
Manhattan, NY 10032
Tel: (212) 491-1661; (212) 694-2399; or (212) 368-5717
St. Nicholas Houses 281 West 127th Street New York, NY 10027
Tel: (212) 865-1300
Corona Medical Center 104-04 Corona Avenue Corona, NY 11368
Tel: (718) 334-6100
Corona Medical Center 34-33 Junction Boulevard Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Tel: (718) 334-6150
Woodside Medical Center 50-53 Newtown Road Woodside, NY 11377
Tel: (718) 334-6140
Federally approved medical centers (Federally Qualified Health Centers, FQHC)
Federally funded FQHC centers provide medical care to everyone who needs it. These centers adjust the amount the patient must pay according to their income. In New York, there are many of these centers. To find a center that is convenient for you to visit, visit the findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov page and enter your address on it.
Additional Medical Information
HITE (hitesite.org) is a directory with open access via the Internet that lists the medical and social services available to Greater New York, including in all five areas of the city of New York. You can search in the directory by the type of service, location, and language in which the service is provided.
To enroll a child in school, he must be immunized. If you do not have proof of immunization for your child, the Department of Education may enroll your child in school and try to get the necessary information with your family.
To learn about immunizing children and adults and where the immunization clinics are located, visit this Page.
CLINICS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASES TRANSMITTED BY Sexually Transmitted Infections (STDs)
Free or low-cost clinics of the Department of Health for the treatment of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) offer the following services:
• STD related services: checking for and treating syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia, vaccination against meningitis, hepatitis A and B.
• HIV-related services: HIV testing, help finding care services, provision of partner services, and pre-exposure HIV prevention (PrEP).
• Other services: emergency contraception, cervical cancer screening (Pap smear), free condoms.
For more information, visit nyc.gov/health/legionnaires or call 311.
MEDICAL CENTER LGBT
LGBT Medical Center under the system Health + Hospitals or Metropolitan New York City offers a safe place to provide individual and family assistance to lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender people (LGBT). The staff and doctors of the Center have been trained in the field of cultural competence and are aware of the special needs of members of the LGBT community.
The list of services includes primary medical care, immunization, transgender medical care, referral, family planning, HIV / STD testing and treatment, PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), medical care for young adults and social work.
1901 First Avenue New York, NY 10029
Tel: (212) 423-7292
There are many psychiatric clinics in New York. Network Institutions Health + Hospitals (H + H) will help the resident regardless of his (her) ability to pay. To find the nearest mental health facility, visit the maps.nyc.gov/mental-health/ page.
Service NYC Well provides free, confidential help from mental health professionals. 24-hour mental health care and help for people with alcohol or drug problems is available in more than 200 languages. Talk to a consultant by phone, SMS or online chat. Additional information can be found on the page nycwell.cityofnewyork.us.
Tel: (888) NYC-WELL (692-9355)
Tel: 711 (service for people with hearing loss / impairment). Send a message with the text “WELL” to the 65173 number
Psychiatric Care for Caregivers
The National Mental Illness Association (NAMI) in the New York City metropolitan area provides assistance, training, and advocacy in the human rights field for family members facing a relative's mental disorder. NAMI in the New York metropolitan area can issue referrals to other services, provide support groups and train people with mental illness and their relatives. All services are provided free of charge to anyone older than 18 years. Call the helpline at: (212) 684-3264 from Monday to Friday from 11: 00 to 18: 00 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can be found on the naminycmetro.org page.
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