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If you have questions about health insurance for families offered through the University Health Service, contact the UHS Insurance Advisor at

University Health Service (UHS)

Insurance Options
Through New York State

Students are encouraged to check the programs offered by New York State through Healthy New York. These programs provide free or low cost health insurance for people in New York State. You will need to check to see if you are eligible for these plans.

Medicaid in New York State is a program for New Yorkers who cannot afford to pay for medical care. You may be covered by Medicaid if you have high medical bills, you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), and/or you meet certain income, resource, age, or disability requirements. For more information about Medicaid in New York State and to check your eligibility, check the web site at

Child Health Plus is a free or low-cost health insurance plan funded by New York State covering children 0-18 years of age for inpatient, outpatient, and dental services. Children under the age of 19 who are not eligible for Medicaid and who have limited or no health insurance may be eligible for Child Health Plus. The cost of coverage is based on family income. For information, check the New York State Department of Health web site at or call 1-800-650-4359.

Family Health Plus (FHPlus) is a New York State managed care health insurance program for uninsured adults (19-64) who are not eligible for the Medicaid program because of income or resources. Family Health Plus is available to single adults, couples without children, and parents with limited income who are residents of New York State and are United States citizens or fall under one of many immigration categories. For information about eligibility and income guidelines, check Family Health Plus at or call the FHPlus Helpline at 1-877-9FHPLUS. Healthy NY is an affordable health insurance program available to eligible individuals without health insurance. Family coverage is available. You must meet the eligibility guidelines of the program. Students do not have to include their parents' income when calculating household income. Healthy NY can be purchased from any HMO in NYS. Even though Health NY benefits are the same at each HMO, premiums vary. To obtain current premium rates, contact your local HMO. For additional information and applications, contact any HMO, call toll free 1-866-HEALTHYNY (1-866-432-5849) or visit

If you have questions about health insurance, contact the UHS Insurance Advisor at or 585-275-2637

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