Health Resources

Applying for health insurance won't affect your immigration status or application for status. Your immigration status won't be shared with federal immigration authorities.

Get Covered! Health Coverage Fact Sheet: The Get Covered! Individuals and Families fact sheets help residents understand their health insurance and coverage options and the financial help that is available to make it more affordable.

Guide to Health Insurance and Health Care Services for Immigrants in New York City: In NYS, all low-income pregnant women can receive Medicaid, regardless of immigration status. All children in NYS are eligible for Child Health Plus regardless of immigration status. Some immigrants, like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and those permanently residing under color of law (PRUCOL), can qualify for NYS Medicaid. Low-income undocumented immigrants can be pre-approved for Medicaid which covers emergency health issues ONLY.

NYC Care: is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. All NYC Care services are provided through NYC Health + Hospitals. With NYC Care, you can get a unique membership card to access health services, choose your own doctor, and get affordable medications. For more information call 646-692-2273.

Hispanic Federation: offer phone enrollment assistance for free or low-cost health insurance for families: Medicaid, Child Health Plus, Essential Plan, NY State of Health Qualified Health Plans. For more information call 1929-282-1562 or 1833-656-2626, email

COVID Services:

COVID-19 TestingFind a testing site near you.

Emergency Medicaid for COVID-19: COVID-19 testing, evaluation, and treatment will be provided under Emergency Medicaid. This means all low-income individuals, regardless of immigration status, will have these services covered.

Mental Health

The Carlos L. González Counseling Center: can assist with counseling or referrals.
450 Grand Concourse, C-Building, Rm. 330
Bronx, New York 10451
(718) 518-4461

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene/ NYC WellMental health services are available regardless of immigration status and in many languages. Visit the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene website to make an appointment, or call 311.NYC Health Clinics: New York City Health Department clinics offer services, regardless of immigration status.