Insurance & Financial Assistance

Access NYC

Online source that allows NYC residents to get information and apply for benefit programs provided through the Human Resources Administration (HRA).

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Created by the National Council on Aging, this website helps people learn about benefits they may qualify for. You can learn about local and national programs that can help with medical costs, prescriptions, transportation and food costs.

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Community Health Advocates (CHA)

Helps New Yorkers understand their health insurance, and access the heath care services they need. CHA is a program of the Community Service Society and provides free confidential individual counseling to individuals and families.

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Helps people of low and moderate incomes find free legal aid programs in their communities, and answers to questions about their legal rights and forms to help them with their legal problems.

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A national nonprofit, NeedyMeds is a comprehensive and reliable source of information on assistance programs available for people having difficulties paying for their medications or health care. NeedyMeds’ information is always free, easy to access, and updated regularly.

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New York Legal Assistance Group

The New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG) provides free civil services to New Yorkers who cannot afford a private attorney. Currently expanding their help by traveling to low-income neighborhoods and providing advice, legal counseling, and direct representation in their mobile vans.

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The Patient Advocate Foundation

Patient Advocate Foundation is a national 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization which provides professional case management services to Americans with chronic, life threatening and debilitating illnesses. Patient Advocate Foundation’s Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness. They provide care management services, educational materials and live chat services at no charge to patients.

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