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New York Child Health Insurance Programs

The New York Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) can provide your child with free health insurance if your income level is too high to be eligible for New York Medicaid, but yet you do not make enough money to purchase private health insurance for your child.

Child Health Insurance Programs in New York

Child Health Plus is New York State's health insurance plan for kids.

New York Child Health Plus 
New York State Health Department 
Box 2000 
Albany, NY 12220 
(800) 698-4543; (877) 898-5849 (TTY)

Child Health Insurance Programs in Other States

Click here to find child health insurance programs in other states

Additional Areas of Interest

New York Child Nutrition Programs, through the cooperation of the U.S. federal and state governments, provide access to child nutrition information and they provide free and low-cost food.

New York State Child Welfare Department can provide you with information about foster care, adoption and parenting.

New York State Department of Education in each state can give you information about special early intervention programs and about school nutrition programs.

New York Department of Health can provide more than "just" health information. They can also be a good source of information about nutrition programs and about programs that can help with parenting concerns.

New York State Adoption Contacts can put you in touch with the child adoption specialists and child adoption program in each state.

Government Assistance Programs

We are committed to helping you, other adopting families, mothers to be, birth mothers and children. As part of this commitment we have built two databases of information. One for adopting families and a second for pregnant women and birthmothers. Each is suited to the unique needs of the individual needing help. Click this link for government assistance programs for adopting families. Or click the following link for government assistance programs for birthmothers and pregnant women.