HHC provides health care services at different costs based on a participant's family size and income. There are seven plan levels, and the larger a participant's family size, the more income he is allowed to make before moving up to the next level, explains HHC. The plan includes services such as emergency room or clinic visits, prescription drugs, MRI scans, ambulatory surgery and hospital stays.
The lower a person's income is relative to his family size, the less he is responsible for paying for covered services, according to HHC. The HHC Options program is offered by the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation and it is designed to allow all New York City residents to access health care services affordably. The plan is available to individuals residing in New York City, Nassau County or Westchester County, as well as to those visiting one of these areas. Individuals with limited or no health insurance are eligible for coverage with this plan.
The staff at HHC health care centers are available to help individuals complete the necessary forms to apply for the HHC Options program. Staff can also help individuals apply for other health plans such as Child Health Plus, Medicaid, EPIC and ADAP, reports HHC. Applicants are not responsible for paying a bill for health care services while their applications are in review.