Medicaid

 

Medicaid is help for people who live in New York State and cannot pay for all their medical care.  There are several programs available under Medicaid.

         Health insurance is available for uninsured children under the age of 19 under one of two programs:  Children’s Medicaid or Child Health Plus.  Family income guidelines must be met, however most uninsured children are eligible.  If you need help completing an application for Child Health Plus you may contact Lake Plains Community Care Network, Inc (585)344-1692 or call the toll-free number 1-800-698-4KIDS (1-800-698-4543).

         Medicaid provides health care coverage for adults who have income below certain levels. If you or anyone who lives with you is 65 years old or older, certified blind, or certified disabled, you will also need to give information on bank accounts, insurance policies and other resources.  If you are pregnant you may file an application at the Wyoming County Community Hospital or call (585)786-3230

         Managed care is available in Wyoming County.  Managed care health insurance works with your Medicaid, so you must be fully eligible for Medicaid.

         Family Health Plus provides health care coverage for persons ages19 to 64 who do not have other health insurance and who also have incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. 

         Family Health Plus Premium Assistance Program will pay the portion of your health insurance premiums which are deducted from your paycheck, co-pays and deductibles you are responsible to pay. Your health insurance would need to be determined cost effective and the income guidelines are the same as Family Health Plus.

         Family Planning Benefit Program provides family planning services, certain health education and related medical care to people of childbearing age who have income below certain levels.  Applications are also accepted at the Wyoming County Health Department – (585)786-8881.

         Chronic Care Medicaid is available to pay the cost of nursing home care which is determined based on a combination of income and assets.  An individual can keep certain money or property for him/herself and his/her family and still receive Medicaid.  If the individual or his/her spouse transferred other money or property, Medicaid may not pay for nursing home care for a period of time, depending how much money or property was transferred.

To apply for the Medicaid services above call (585)786-8900 and an application can be mailed to you or you may pick up an application at the Wyoming County Department of Social Services, 2410 State Route 19 North, Warsaw, New York.  The application may be mailed or dropped off at Social Services once it is complete.

 

For more information about health services select one of the links below:  

Medicaid:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/health_care/medicaid/index.htm

 Family Health Plus:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/fhplus/index.htm

 Child Health Plus B:

http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/chplus/index.htm

 Long Term Care Options:

http://www.wyomingco.net/NYConnects/Connects.htm

 

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