Visit NY State of Health, The Official Health Plan Marketplace to compare options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of your health coverage. There are many low-cost, quality health insurance options from which to choose. You may also qualify for health care coverage from Medicaid or Child Health Plus through the Marketplace. Anyone can apply.
Find more information specific to the Mid-Hudson region as well.
Child Health Plus offers free or low-cost health insurance for children under the age of 19. Visit Child Health Plus for a complete description of program, benefits and eligibility requirements.
Family Health Plus offers free or low-cost health insurance for adults between the ages of 19 - 64. Visit Family Health Plus for a complete description of program, benefits and eligibility requirements.
The Medicaid Prenatal Care Program offers health insurance for pregnant women, regardless of citizenship. Pregnant women are enrolled into care for the length of their pregnancy and for 8 weeks after the birth of their child. The baby will receive children's Medicaid for one year. Contact Maternal-Infant Services Network at 1-800-453-4666 to enroll. Bilingual enrollers are available to assist in the application process, answer any questions, and let you know which documents you will need to apply.
Dutchess County's free Health Insurance Information, Counseling, and Assistance Program is staffed by Office For the Aging personnel and trained volunteer insurance counselors. Medicare beneficiaries can receive benefit information and explanations on a variety of topics, including:
Healthy NY provides coverage for small businesses, sole proprietors and individuals. It offers various streamlined benefit packages to choose from. To learn more, visit Healthy NY online, or call1-866-432-5849.
Coverage under the Healthy NY program is subject to a pre-existing condition waiting period. If you have a medical condition that has been diagnosed or treated in the last six months, services for the treatment of that condition may be excluded from coverage for up to one year.
The National Association of Counties offers a FREE Prescription Discount Program with no membership fee.
Enroll here. Or call toll-free at 1-877-321-2651
The National Association of Counties offers a Health Discount Program for $6.95/month Individual or $8.95/month Family Plan and offers:
Enroll here. Or call toll-free at 1-877-573-2395
Dutchess Outreach: One time only prescription assistance offered by Dutchess Outreach if the prescription is not covered by insurance. You must bring the prescription to their office on the 2nd floor of the Family Partnership Center, 29 North Hamilton St. in Poughkeepsie from 1-4 pm Monday through Friday. They will do an intake process and you must present your social security card. For additional information call 845-454-3792.