For additional changes and options to New York State Health Insurance during the pandemic please read:
New York State Medicaid program is administered and funded by New York State and the federal government. You can apply through the New York State of Health Marketplace or locally through the Dutchess County Department of Community and Family Services.
Applications can be found online on the NYS Department of Health website by clicking links below:
If you apply at one of our Department of Community and Family Services locations, you will need the following documents:
Note: Medicaid coverage is available, regardless of alien status, if you are pregnant or require treatment for an emergency medical condition and you meet all other Medicaid eligibility requirements.
DCFSinfo@dutchessny.gov should not be used to submit applications or case documents as we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of these document submissions. Please use NYdocsubmit (mobile phone application) or visit www.MyBenefits.NY.gov.
Only paperwork is accepted on Wednesdays for Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, and HEAP (No in-person client interviews)