Care for the Uninsured

There are many programs that offer care for hepatitis B and C for uninsured at low cost, or for free.

HepCap provides Hep C evaluation and medical care at no cost for eligible patients. Funded by the NYS Department of Health.

For patients with Hepatitis C and HIV:

  • SUNY Downstate Medical Center (Brooklyn)
    Contact: Tracey Griffith, (718) 270-1715
  • Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai West (Manhattan)
    Contact: Danielle Barnes, (212) 523-2925
  • St. John’s Riverside Hospital (Yonkers)
    Contact: Kay Scott, (914) 964-7595

Low Cost Care

Public Hospitals (HHC) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) provide care regardless of ability to pay.

  • To find hepatitis clinics in these systems, see the online Site Locator.
  • See here for a list of Hep B programs providing care on a sliding fee scale.
  • HHC Options – Through HHC Options, low and moderate-income NYC Public Hospital (HHC) patients can get affordable healthcare. HHC helps patients apply for public health insurance programs for which they may qualify. If a patient is not eligible for public insurance, we reduce the patient’s fee to an affordable amount, based on family size and income. For example, a child in a family of four whose annual income is between $57,626 and $69,150 can be seen at an HHC hospital or clinic for a fee of $15 per visit.

Clinical Trials.gov. Some trials are open to people without health insurance

Medications can be covered by pharmaceutical assistance programs, to learn more, click here.

Resources

Options for the Uninsured Booklet. Community Health Advocates. Community Health Advocates (CHA) has created this guide to help people learn about the range of ways you can get access to health care and/or health insurance. In EnglishSpanish and Korean

New York Immigration Coalition: Health Care Division

NYS Hospital Financial Assistance  law – Maximum Charges

The Legal Aid Society: The Health Law Unit assists clients and advocates on issues related to public health programs. These issues include: Barriers to enrollment in and retention of health insurance plans; Denials of health care services; Coordination of benefits; Access to care for uninsured persons; Immigrant access to health care & Reduction of medical debt.

 

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