Resources for Self-Pay Patients
How to Get Insurance
NY State of Health is the health insurance exchange for New York state. Both private and Medicaid plans enroll via the site. Available in Spanish
Healthcare.gov national health insruance exchange.
NYC Care NYC Care is a health care access program that guarantees low-cost and no-cost services to New Yorkers who do not qualify for or cannot afford health insurance. All NYC Care services are provided through NYC Health + Hospitals .
Getting Medications for Your Self-Pay Patients
340b Program at the Community at Walgreens Pharmacy at 165ht and Broadway. Call to ask for the 340b pricing on medications for patients seen at NYPH.
America's Pharmacy - Negotiated prices on medications; similar to GoodRx but has local and national chain pharmacies
GoodRx - Shop around for the cheapest price on medications. Some pharmacy-specific coupons available. Check prices before prescribing and send patients to specific pharmacies as needed.
Discount Retail Generic Programs: Note these MAY require the patient to sign up for a discount program at the pharmacy (e.g. Walgreens Prescription Savings Program).
- Walgreens - They're everywhere, and have a wide variety of value-priced meds. Sign up here.
- Kmart Pharmacy (90 days for $15 dollars) - Yes, there are still a few Kmarts in downtown Manhattan.
- Walmart Pharmacy $4 dollar generics - Closest out in New Jersey.
Getting Cancer Screening for Your Self-Pay Patients
Colonoscopy – Free colonoscopies via HHC partners.
FOBT – Order as usual, free with cost of visit to AIM self-pay patients.
Mammo – Call Avon Foundation Breast Imaging Center 212-851-4516, part of NYP/ACNC.
Pap – Refer to AIM Pap Clinic.
Getting Subspecialty Care for Your Self-Pay Patients
Most internal medicine subspecialty clinics at CUIMC have a sliding scale fee for seeing patients without insurance. However, for patients without insurance in need of ongoing specialty care, procedures, or surgery, referral to New York Health and Hospitals is the most appropriate course of action.
List of Locations - Patients should call 1-844-NYC-4NYC for appointments.