Health Benefits

About This Service

Our access to healthcare unit helps clients and others needing assistance to navigate benefits, entitlements, and insurance issues, both public and private. Our certified staff can assist with accessing benefits through:

  • AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
  • New York State of Health Marketplace
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • COBRA


For New York residents, we can help clients with enrollment in insurance, individual health plans, Medicaid and Essential plans on the New York Health Marketplace. Additionally, we can provide clients with assistance in returning to work to assure access to care, stable housing, and income.

Appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays. We can accommodate walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Health Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

No, dependent on the health benefits services you require, you may not need to become a client of GMHC?

The first step is to meet with an intake specialist. Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday and Friday hours are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 212-367-1057 or emailing intake@gmhc.org.

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services.emailing intake@gmhc.org.

Contact

NY State Marketplace Insurance:
Olivia Gaillard, senior health navigator: email OliviaG@gmhc.org or Ph. 917-402-3251.
Denise Cartagena, health navigator: email DeniseC@gmhc.org or Ph. 917-403-0928.

ADAP and All Other Non-Marketplace Benefits
Paulyn Sarmiento, director: email Paulyns@gmhc.org  or Ph. 646-961-0596
Andy Lawson, enrollment specialist: email AndyL@gmhc.org or Ph. 646-431-7734