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

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.


NY State Marketplace Insurance, ADAP and All Other Non-Marketplace Benefits:
Paulyn Sarmiento, senior director of advocacy, business development and compliance: email or Ph. 646-961-0596
For assistance in Spanish: Denise Cartagena, enrollment coordinator: email or Ph. 934-451-2097

Health Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions

No. Our health benefit services are designed to serve the needs of all individuals regardless of HIV status.

No, depending on the health benefits services you require, you may not have to become a client of GMHC.

Due to COVID-19, staff are providing remote (via-phone) intake services for people who wish to become a GMHC client and access services. We are also contacting clients in need of reassessments and conducting reassessments via phone. Staff will assess client needs and make referrals as appropriate both internally and externally. Contact: Denise Roman, senior intake specialist,, or (212) 367-1133

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services. Please email