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Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, you can end the anxiety of not having insurance for you and your family. You may be eligible for free or low cost insurance available through the New York State of Health Marketplace. Visit www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov.

Benefits available under the Affordable Care Act Include:

  • Doctor Visits
  • Emergency Room Visits
  • Inpatient Hospitalization
  • Obstetrical Care & Delivery
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Mental Health Services
  • Eye Care and Eyeglasses**
  • Dental Care**

Let our NuHealth Counselors help you learn about your options today!

Call 516-566-3951

Onsite enrollment is available at Nassau University Medical Center and at our Family Health Centers, with convenient day and evening hours. We have organizations available to help you enroll. Contact Healthfirst, one of our partners at 1-888-250-2220 or the Nassau Suffolk Hospital Council at 631-656-9783.

For more information attend a Free Seminar on the healthcare insurance marketplace or visit our Program Information page.

*In partnership with the LI Federally Qualified Health Center, Inc.
**included in most plans

Program Information

The Affordable Care Act now allows many New York consumers who are currently uninsured, to gain access to affordable health insurance. Consumers may purchase health insurance through the New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. Eligible consumers need to complete an application in order to enroll.

Key Facts

  • Open enrollment began October 1, 2013 and coverage can begin as soon as January 1, 2014.
  • The New York State of Health Marketplace is mainly for people who are under 65, live in New York, are uninsured and citizens of the United States, and don't have health insurance through a job.
  • Public health insurance like Medicaid and Child Health Plus, will also be available through this Marketplace.
  • Health insurance available through the Affordable Care Act is comprehensive, offering a wide range of benefits, and eligible consumers may have a variety of options and plans to choose from.
  • The New York State of Health Marketplace is federally approved to offer federal tax credits to help lower health insurance costs for many New York residents. These credits can be advanced to make it easier to purchase insurance coverage.
  • If you are uninsured and sign up for insurance by March 31, 2014, you avoid paying an income tax penalty for the 2014 tax year.

Things to Consider When Choosing a Health Plan

When choosing a health plan, it is very important that you choose a plan in which your health care providers participate. You may want to confirm with your provider for the most up to date information on which plans they are participating in.

What steps can you take if you want to learn more about your options?

  • Visit one of our NuHealth enrollment locations and meet with a certified enroller;
  • Contact our partner organization, HealthFirst, and complete a referral form at www.joinhealthfirst.org or call 1-888-250-2220 and have a representative contact you to arrange an at-home visit or at another location to explore your options; or
  • Contact Nassau -Suffolk Hospital Council at www.coverage4healthcare.com or call 631-656-9783.
  • Contact the New York State of Health Marketplace at www.nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call 1-855-355-5777 Mon.- Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and after Oct. 1st on Saturdays from 9 a.m. - 1:00 p.m

Questions? Call us at 516-566-3951. Se Habla español. We are here to help.

Not eligible? NuHealth offers services via an affordable Sliding Fee Scale and NuCare Program which offers patient navigation and a healthcare ID card. Call for an appointment at any of our service locations (see below) 516-486-6862 or call the NuCare Program at 516-566-3951.

Other Programs Eligibility

Cancer Screening Program

Uninsured men and women over age 50, for colorectal, breast and cervical cancer screening. Regardless of immigration status. Call 516/572-3300.

Family Planning Title X Services

Provides access to contraceptives/birth control and STD/HIV testing and treatment. Regardless of immigration status. Call 516/572-3348.

Primary & Specialty Care Service Locations

All Appointments Call 516/486-6862

Sliding Fee Scale available for those who are ineligible for insurance.

Nassau University Medical Center
2201 Hempstead Tpke, East Meadow, NY 11554
Primary Care: Pediatrics, Adult Medicine, Ob/Gyn,
Specialty Services: Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, Gastroenterology and more.
516 572-0123

Elmont Health Center
161 Hempstead Tpke., Elmont, NY 11003
Primary Care, Ob/Gyn, Dentistry, Podiatry, Nutrition, Social Work
516 571-8200
Tues. and Thurs. Evening hours until 8 p.m.

Hempstead Health Center
135 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Primary Care, Ob/Gyn, Podiatry, Nutrition, Social Work
516 572-1300
Tues. Evening hours until 8 p.m.

Roosevelt/Freeport Health Center
380 Nassau Rd., Roosevelt, NY 11575
Primary Care, Ob/Gyn, Nutrition, Podiatry, Social Work
516 571-8600
Tues. Evening hours until 8 p.m.

Westbury/New Cassel Health Center
682 Union Ave., Westbury, NY 11590
Primary Care, Ob/Gyn, Podiatry, Nutrition and Social Work
516 571-9500
Tues. and Thurs. Evening hours until 8 p.m.

South Ocean Care Center
101 South Bergen Place, Freeport, NY 11520
516 623-3600

Health Exchange Seminars

Conducted by HealthFirst

Learn about the health insurance marketplaces (also known as exchanges). Open enrollment for Obamacare's health insurance marketplace will run October 1, 2013 - March 31, 2014

Seminars to be conducted at:
NuHealth Ampitheatre
2201 Hempstead Tpke
East Meadow NY
Get Directions

October 2013 Schedule

  • Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013
    10:00am - 11:00am,
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
    9:30am - 10:30am,
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
    9:30am - 10:30am,
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
    9:30am - 10:30am,
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
    9:30am - 10:30am,
    5:30pm - 6:30pm

Enrollment Hours & Locations

Locations Organization Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri
Nassau University
Medical Center

2201 Hempstead Tpke
E. Meadow, NY 11554
Main Lobby next to
Coffee Shop
Health & Welfare
Council of
Long Island
2nd Tue.
of ea.
Month
4-7pm
 
Nassau University
Medical Center

2201 Hempstead Tpke
E. Meadow, NY 11554
Main Lobby next to
Coffee Shop
Nassau-Suffolk
Hospital Council
1st Wed.
of ea. Month
4-7pm
Nassau University
Medical Center

2201 Hempstead Tpke
E. Meadow, NY 11554
1st Floor
Left off of Lobby Carman Ave. entrance
Healthfirst 8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
Hempstead Health Center
135 Main Street
Hempstead, NY 11550
Healthfirst 8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
8:00pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
Westbury Health Center
682 Union Ave.
Westbury, NY 11590
Healthfirst 8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
8:00pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
8:00pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
Roosevelt/Freeport
Family Center

380 Nassau Rd.
Roosevelt, NY 11575
Healthfirst 8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
8:00pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
Elmont Health Center
161 Hempstead Tpke.
Elmont, NY 11003
Healthfirst 8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
8:00pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
8:00am -
8:00pm
8:00am -
4:30pm
South Ocean Care
101 So. Bergen Place
Freeport, NY 11520
Behind Freeport Library
Healthfirst 8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm
8:30am -
5:00pm

Contact Information

Health & Welfare Council of Long Island
www.hwcli.com
631-656-9783

Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council
www.coverage4healthcare.com
631-656-9783

HealthFirst
www.joinhealthfirst.org
1-888-250-2220