Medicaid is an income and resource eligible program for New Yorkers who can't afford to pay for medical care.  Services covered include inpatient and out patient hospital care, physician services, skilled nursing care, laboratory and X-ray services, optical, dental, early and periodic screening of children, home health care services and medical transportation services. You must use providers who accept Medicaid.

Applying for Medicaid

It is not necessary to appear in person for a Medicaid interview.  Persons may call (315) 798-5511 to have an application mailed to them.  Applications may be returned by mail with required documentation and an eligibility determination will be made and the individual will be notified of their eligibility.  Applications may also be obtained in person at 800 Park Avenue, Utica NY 1st floor or 300 W Dominick St Rome. People under 65 years of age and not in receipt of Medicare can apply through New York State of Health at 1-855-355-5777 or www.NYStateofhealth.ny.gov.

  • Medical Transportation
    Medical transportation services for persons with active Medicaid coverage may be arranged by calling toll free: 1-855-852-3288.
  • Home Care Services
    To inquire about home care services available under Medicaid call Office for the Aging and Continuing Care at (315) 798-5456.
  • Lost Benefit Cards
    To replace a lost Medicaid card, call (315) 798-5511.
  • MA/SSI
    Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients needing Medicaid information should call (315) 793-6270.
  • Managed Care
    All Family Assistance (FA), Safety Net (SN), and Medicaid (MA) only clients, as well as some Supplemental Security Income (SSI) clients must enroll in Medicaid Managed Care plan unless otherwise expemt. There are no costs, no caps, and no co-payments.  Each member has his/her own physician or pediatrician-OB-GYN, who will coordinate all his or her health needs. Call 1-800-505-5678 for help choosing a plan and enrollment.
Marybeth Olney

Director of Medicaid



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