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Healthcare during COVID-19 outbreak

Submitted by CCPH on March 26, 2020. Get Healthy Heights Columbia Community Partnership for Health

Healthcare during COVID-19 outbreak

Health Insurance The New York State of Health and New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has announced a special enrollment period for eligible individuals to enroll in health insurance coverage through the official NYS health plan marketplace from March 16, 2020 until April 15, 2020; coverage will begin April 1.

Enrollment in other programs (Medicaid, Essential Plan, and Child Health Plus) continues to be available year-round. Enroll online HERE or by phone at 855.355.5777.

Reminder: NY insurers are required to waive any cost-sharing related to COVID-19 testing, including ER, urgent care and office visits. Medicaid recipients are not subject to any copays for COVID-19 testing. NYC Well offers free confidential mental health AND substance use support 24/7 in over 200 languages. Mental Health Support:

The New York State Office of Mental Health has provided guidance for telemental health services in New York State: https://omh.ny.gov/omhweb/guidance/supplemental-guidance-use-of-telement... -disaster-emergnecy.pdf 

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