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Applying for Medicaid Services

Effective January 1, 2014, most families and individuals must apply for health insurance, including Medicaid, through the New York State of Health program (also called the Health Exchange), either online, · by telephone or in-person through a Navigator or Certified Application Counselor. You can apply in the following ways:

In person through one of the following Navigator agencies:

In person at the following DSS sites where Certified Application Counselors are available to assist consumers:

Riverhead DSS
893 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901
(631) 852-3570

Hours: 8:00am -3:00 pm

Smithtown DSS
200 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge,NY 11788
(631) 853-8408

Hours: 8:00pm -3:00pm

If you are 65 or older or disabled you cannot apply through the New York State of Health. You must complete a Medicaid application and bring or mail it to the appropriate address below:

Smithtown DSS Center (Medicaid WEST)

By Mail:

Medicaid Eligibility
P.O. Box 18100
Hauppauge, NY 11788


In Person:

Smithtown Center DSS Center
200 Wireless Blvd.
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Hours: 8:00am -3:00 pm

Riverhead DSS Center (Medicaid EAST)
893 East Main Street
Riverhead, NY 11901

Hours: 8:00am -3:00pm

Should you need assistance applying:

The Consumer Assistance for the Aged, Blind, and Disabled program is overseen by the Suffolk County Department of Social Services, which subcontracts with the Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council to provide free in­person application assistance at convenient locations throughout Suffolk and Nassau counties. For more information contact Nassau-Suffolk Hospital Council at: (631) 656-9783.

Suffolk County Government

H. Lee Dennison Bldg

100 Veterans Memorial Hwy
P.O. Box 6100
Hauppauge, NY 11788

Riverhead County Center

County Road 51
Riverhead, NY 11901