Child Health Plus is an insurance program sponsored by the State of New York for children up to age 19 of families who are New York State residents, who do not qualify for Medicaid and have no other health coverage.

The program works by giving you the opportunity to have your child or children join a managed care plan. You have to select a primary care physician for your child when you join. You also want to be sure that the plan you pick works with the hospitals, clinics and doctors that you want to use:

Medical Services Provided under Child Health Plus:

  • Well child care
  • Physical exams
  • Immunizations
  • Diagnosis and treatment of illness and injury
  • X-ray and lab tests
  • Emergency care
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs if ordered
  • Inpatient hospital medical or surgical care
  • Short term therapeutic outpatient services (chemotherapy, hemodialysis)
  • Limited inpatient and outpatient treatment for alcoholism and substance abuse, and mental health
  • Dental care
  • Vision care
  • Speech and hearing
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Emergency ambulance transportation to a hospital
  • Hospice

Children eligible Under Child Health Plus:

  • Are under age 19
  • Have little or no health insurance
  • Are not eligible for Medicaid
  • Are New York State residents


Family size and annual income determine cost of coverage. Coverage could be absolutely free to you or you may be required to pay a minimal monthly premium. Monthly premiums vary slightly from year to year.

On-Site Enrollment

On site enrollment is available at Mount Sinai Health System hospitals in Manhattan. You can enroll on-site at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Phillips Ambulatory Care Center, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, Mount Sinai West and Mount Sinai St. Luke's. It is suggested that you bring documentation with you to the enrollment worker to complete a Child Health Plus enrollment application. Documentation needed is described below. To schedule an appointment for on-site enrollment, please call the appropriate contact number in the Contact Us section of the website.

Documentation Required To Complete Enrollment:

  • Child/children age(s) - birth certificate; passport; hospital or religious record.

  • Residence within New York State - Recent rent receipt (within the last 6 months); utility or tax bill. You must provide proof of your physical address, not a mailing address (i.e. post office box).

  • Proof of income - a written statement or copy of check or stub from your employer, person or agency providing income. Please provide all that may apply - Wages, Paycheck stubs of last 4 consecutive weeks; Unemployment benefit check; Social Security Award Letter (if applicable).

  • Proof of Other income - Any other income should be documented. Following is a list of acceptable documents. Please note that other documents may also be accepted.

The following Hospitals participate in Child Health Plus:

    Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    Phillips Ambulatory Care Center
    New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
    Mount Sinai West
    Mount Sinai St. Luke's