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Monday to Friday, 8:30am–8pm

TTY English: 1-888-542-3821

TTY Español: 1-888-867-4132

Want to talk later?

Or visit us in person!

Who is Healthfirst?

We’ve helped keep New Yorkers healthy for nearly 30 years—and counting.

  • 1.8 million members
  • Top-quality health plans
  • A large network of doctors, hospitals, and pharmacies
  • A local health plan with roots in the community

We have health plans for all ages and incomes

Medicaid Managed Care

Eight years in a row

For low-income families and individuals under 65 years of age.

Child Health Plus

For eligible children under 19 years of age.

Essential Plans

For individuals 19–64 years old and eligible immigrants.

These plans are designed for people who don’t qualify for Medicaid due to income or immigration status.

Marketplace Plans

For families and individuals under 65 years of age who don’t qualify for Medicaid and need affordable, top-quality health insurance.

(These plans are also called Qualified Health Plans or Healthfirst Leaf Plans.)

Need help figuring out which plan you qualify for?

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Over 65 years of age? Explore Healthfirst Medicare plans.

Healthfirst makes sure all our members can access health benefits such as:

Low- or no-cost annual checkups and vaccines (shots)

Hospital, emergency room, and urgent care as low as $0 per visit

Prescription drug coverage as low as $0

24/7 access to care with telemedicine

Hearing, vision, and dental coverage

Behavioral health and substance abuse services

And we make it easy to get covered

  • Find a plan you can afford—with access to the doctors and medications you need
  • See if you qualify for assistance—like financial help or low-cost plans through NY State of Health (NYSOH)
  • Find out if you can benefit from premium tax credits and marketplace subsidies—recently extended by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA)
  • Get help in your language—Healthfirst representatives are fluent in Spanish, Mandarin, Russian, Cantonese, and more
  • Enroll your entire family—from children to grandparents and everyone in between

Enroll today. We make it easy!

Enrolling in a new health plan on your own can be difficult. We’re here to make it easy so you get it right the first time.

Simply call:


Monday to Friday, 8:30am-8pm

TTY English: 1-888-542-3821

TTY Español: 1-888-867-4132

We’ll walk you through the process of applying for health insurance and getting qualified through NYSOH.

Want to meet in person?

Meet with an enrollment representative at a community office in your neighborhood

Benefits vary by plan. Plans contain exclusions and limitations.

Coverage is provided by Healthfirst Health Plan, Inc., Healthfirst PHSP, Inc., and/or Healthfirst Insurance Company, Inc. (together, “Healthfirst”).

Healthfirst complies with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

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