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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

Bronx

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

 

Brooklyn

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

 

Manhattan

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

Grant houses

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

 

Lenox Avenue

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

 

Queens

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

 

Staten Island

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

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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.

Bronx

Melrose houses

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

 

Brooklyn

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

 

Manhattan

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

 

Queens

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

 

OTHER CLINICS

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.

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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.

IMMUNIZATION

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

PSYCHIATRIC HELP

Psychiatric Clinics

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.

Psychiatric Hotlines

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 helpline@naminyc.org. More information can be found on the naminycmetro.org page.

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