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Social Services - Medicaid

Medicaid Programs - Information: (607) 274-5244
New York State of Health: 1-855-355-5777 or
Medicaid Transportation: 1-866-753-4543
Medicaid Managed Care: (607) 274-5245

Medicaid is an income-based assistance program for the medically indigent. Income and resource standards vary depending on age, health, household size, and certain household expenditures. Depending on the type of medical services sought, some applicants will not need to provide resource information; or they may be able to provide written attestation of their household’s resources. Medicaid coverage ranges from skilled nursing home care to routine medical care. Medicaid may pay for health insurance premiums including Medicare. Partial Medicaid coverage is available in some situations.

Information about the rights of applicants/recipients of this and other public assistance programs which our department administers locally can be found at