Children’s Health Coverage Programs in New York
Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in New York. Even if your children have been turned down in the past or you don’t know if they qualify, you may be able to get health coverage for them now.
Medicaid and CHIP provide health coverage for children so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications and hospital care when they’re sick, and much more.
How to Get Started
Call 1-877 KIDS NOW (1-877-543-7669) to talk to someone in New York or check out the state websites below.
Medicaid/CHIP information in New York:
- Medicaid Child Health Plus Program Information
- Apply for Medicaid, Child Health Plus, and Other Programs
- Apply for Medicaid and Child Health Plus
Getting Dental Care
Your child needs to have Medicaid or CHIP coverage in order to get dental benefits. Once your child has coverage through Medicaid or CHIP, he or she can get dental care. Find information about dental care in New York here: