Child Health Plus is a health insurance program for children aged 19 or under. It covers health care and dental needs.

It is available to children regardless of income or immigration status.

Counselors provide assistance in English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, and Haitian Creole.


Get more information about Child Health Plus.

By Phone

  • Agency: Human Resources Administration
  • Division: Medicaid Helpline
  • Phone Number: (888) 692-6116
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM
  • Automated Assistance is available in English and Spanish 24 hours, 7 days a week. Staff is available through the automated phone system during business hours, except on City Holidays. Most languages are available through a staff person.

Children 0-3 years old who receive Early Intervention Services can also receive other benefits such as:

  • Prescription drugs
  • Doctor visits
  • Hospital stays
  • Wheelchairs and hearing aids
  • Immunizations
  • Dental Care

By speaking with a Child Benefits Advisor, you may qualify even if you have health insurance.  

You can also get help completing applications for:

  • Medicaid
  • Excess Income Program
  • Child Health Plus Programs
  • Children with Special Health Needs Programs
  • Medicaid renewal
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)


Get more information about Children with Special Health Care Needs Program (CSHCN).

Read the CSHCN brochure.

By Phone

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) for help.

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