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Planned Parenthood of New York City will help you no matter what!  See these Q&As to find out about getting financial help from PPNYC:

1. I don't have any health insurance.  Will PPNYC still see me?
2. What documents should I bring to apply for financial aid?
3. What is the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program?
4. What if I cannot get Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program, or an Essential Health Plan or Qualified Health Plan?  Can I still come to PPNYC?

I don't have any health insurance.  Will PPNYC still see me?

Yes. If you do not have health insurance, you can still come to PPNYC.  We have Financial Counselors who will help you get public or private insurance or financial help for the services we offer.  Our Financial Counselors can help you find out if you can get Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program, or an Essential Health Plan or Qualified Heath Plan.  As Certified Application Counselors, we can help you apply for most of these programs through "New York State of Health," which is the Official Health Plan Marketplace where people can enroll in both Medicaid and the private insurance plans that are available through the Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare").  To learn more about the Marketplace, go to nystateofhealth.ny.gov or call toll-free 1 (855) 355-5777. 

If you are not able to obtain any public or private health insurance, our centers may still be able to offer you a lower fee, depending on your income and the services that you need.  To see a Financial Counselor, please call (212) 965-7000 or 1 (800) 230-PLAN to make an appointment.  Planned Parenthood of New York City will take care of you no matter what!

What documents should I bring to apply for financial help?

EVEN IF YOU CANNOT BRING THE DOCUMENTS BELOW, COME TO YOUR APPOINTMENT ANYWAY.   Planned Parenthood of New York City will take care of you no matter what!

1. Social Security Number: Bring your Social Security card or your number if you have one

2. Photo ID (bring one): Driver's license, passport, school ID, or other official photo ID

3.  Proof of age if not on ID (bring one): Birth certificate, adoption or foster care records, official hospital or school records (You don’t have to bring this if you are born in the U.S. and bring your Social Security Number)

4.  Proof of citizenship or immigration status (bring one): Birth certificate, passport, naturalization certificate, INS form -- "Green" card (You don’t have to bring this if you are born in the U.S. and bring your Social Security Number)

5. Proof of residency (dated within the LAST 6 MONTHS -- bring one): Photo ID with address; Postmarked envelope, bill, magazine, etc.; Utility bill; Letter or lease agreement 

6. Proof of recent, monthly income (bring all that provide income for you):
   Four recent, consecutive pay stubs
   Unemployment or Social Security award letter or check stub
   Worker’s compensation award letter or check stub
   Alimony letter or check stub
   Letter from employer
   Letter of support from family member (if you can get a letter)

Even if you can't bring any of the documents, come anyway and we'll work with you.  

What is the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program?

The Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program is a confidential New York State health insurance program that provides family planning and GYN benefits to men and women of childbearing age.  If you qualify, you will not have to pay when you visit PPNYC and other providers.  You will not have to pay here or at the pharmacy for your birth control.  Learn more about the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program.  

What if I cannot get Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program, or an Essential Health Plan or Qualified Health Plan?  Can I still come to PPNYC?

Yes.  If we find out that you may not be able to get Medicaid, Child Health Plus, the Medicaid Family Planning Benefit Program, or an Essential Health Plan or Qualified Health Plan, PPNYC may be able to offer you a lower fee for your visit, depending on your income.  We will find a way to take care of your needs, no 
matter what.