Ways to Enroll

  • Meet with an NYC Health + Hospitals Financial Counselor
  • Meet with or call a MetroPlus representative
  • Go to one of our approved community-based partners

NYC Care also offers fast track enrollment for existing patients of the NYC Health + Hospitals Options program who have been screened for health insurance in the last six months.

For more information, call 1-646-NYC-CARE (1-646-692-2273).

Documents you will need to enroll

What do I need to apply?

You will be asked to give information about yourself and your family and how much you earn. This is a secure application and no information is shared with immigration officials.

Will I need to provide any documents?

You may be asked to provide documents. Be prepared to provide a document from each category below. If you are applying in person, please bring them with you. If you are applying over the phone, you will be asked to upload them to MyChart or provide them during your appointment. If you don’t have certain documents, don’t worry! We can still help.

Document CategoryExamples of Acceptable Documents
Proof of identityDriver’s License or Non-Driver’s ID, ID NYC, Passport, Foreign ID, Green Card or Work Permit, Naturalization Certificate, Visa, School ID, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, EBT or CBIC Card
Proof of incomePay stubs (last 4 weeks), Employment letter, Pension/SSI/Unemployment Assistance award letter/check
Proof of addressPostmarked Envelope, Utility Bill (last 90 days), Rent Agreement, Mortgage Statement
Insurance eligibility determinationIf you have already been screened for insurance eligibility by an Assistor from another organization or on your own through the New York State of Health Marketplace, share a copy of the determination

NYC Health + Hospitals will also ask you to confirm that you’ve lived in NYC for six months or more.

Patients who have already been screened for insurance through the NYS of Health Marketplace can bring a printout of the results of the determination and will not need additional documentation. If you are unable to provide the required documents, we still may be able to help you enroll.