Insurance plans vary for each patient. Most health care provider plans do cover a portion of your medical expenses. However, it is not unusual for a patient to be responsible for some of the costs related to their medical care. Most plans require a co-payment: a fixed dollar amount that your health care plan provider (insurance company) requires you to pay every time you visit an approved medical professional.
Important! Please take time to familiarize yourself with your insurance plan and bring your co-payment with you for your pre-admission visit. If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, your health care plan provider will be able to help you as well as discuss the details of your plan.
If You Do Not Have Insurance Coverage
If you do not have health insurance coverage, there are programs available that may help you. Health insurance options are available to individuals and families in the New York State of Health Individual Marketplace. You can compare health plan options and apply for assistance that could lower the cost of health coverage. Anyone who needs health coverage can apply.
- Medicaid - A program for low-income persons whose income is below certain levels. Note: Individuals who are disabled or age 65 and older must apply at their local county department of social services and meet income and resource guidelines.
- Child Health Plus - A New York State health insurance plan for kids.
- Essential Plans (through the Marketplace) - Health insurance for low-income persons who don’t qualify for Medicaid or Child Health Plus.
- Qualified Health Plans - Available for purchase, often with tax credits.
Other available insurance plans include:
If you would like assistance, please contact our Financial Case Managers at (585) 275-2273. They are happy to help guide, coordinate, and provide outreach services for patients who require public health benefits.
For more information about Medicaid, our frequently asked questions page may be able to provide explanations and answers. Additionally, the New York State Department of Health maintains a web site with a complete list of health insurance and other supplemental programs for health and well-being offered through the State of New York.