HEALTHCARE ACCESS

Health Homes

Heath Homes is a program comprised of health care service providers working together to make sure you get the services you need through care coordination to stay healthy. Once you are enrolled in our Health Homes Program, you will be assigned your own care manager. The care manager will work with you to set up a care plan and appointments and get the services you need to put you on the road to better health.

 

Services may include:

  • Health care providers

  • Mental health and substance abuse providers

  • Medications

  • Housing 

  • Social Services (such as food, benefits, and locating transportation)

 

New York State’s Health Home eligibility criteria is as follows:

  • Medicaid eligible/active Medicaid 

AND

  • Two (2) or more chronic conditions; or One (1) single qualifying condition of either HIV/AIDS, Asthma, Diabetes, or a Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

Uninsured Care Program

The Medical Benefits Assistance Program (MBAP) can help people living with HIV/AIDS enroll in programs to pay for medical care. We help: people who are working (see income eligibility below), people who are undocumented, people with Medicare or Medicaid spenddown, and people experiencing homelessness or who are unstably housed.   

We can help you enroll in programs to:

  • Enrollment assistance into: 

  • Pay for doctor visits and lab tests 

  • Pay for medications,

  • Pay for health insurance

  • Pay Medicare costs

  • Pay for Medicaid spenddown

  • Pay for COBRA health insurance

  • Reimburse working people for the money that comes out of every paycheck to pay for on-the-job health insurance.

Eligibility Criteria:

Must be living with HIV/AIDS and live in New York State.  If single, have income below $63,800. Married? Have children? For each additional family member add $22,400.  Can be undocumented, homeless, or unstably housed.