Child Health Plus


MetroPlus Child Health Plus offers children under the age of 19 access to low- or no-cost health coverage. Children who live in the five boroughs of New York City - and do not qualify for Medicaid - are eligible for our Child Health Plus plan. 

A New York State-sponsored health insurance program, MetroPlus Child Health Plus provides numerous medical services for children. MetroPlus Child Health Plus members can choose from a comprehensive list of providers. Members have access to health check-ups, immunizations, routine dental and eye care, emergency care, and more. Members may pay a monthly premium for the coverage depending upon their family earnings and family size.


MetroPlus Child Health Plus offers benefits such as:

  • 24-hour emergency hotline
  • Dental care
  • Emergency and hospital care
  • Immunizations
  • Lab tests and x-rays
  • Live customer service representatives who speak your language
  • Prescriptions
  • Referrals to specialists in our network with no referral forms
  • Regular check-ups and office visits with your own Primary Care Provider (PCP)
  • Vision care
  • Well-baby and well-child care visits

Please note that Child Health Plus has a year-round open enrollment period and you can apply for Child Health Plus coverage through the NY State of Health Marketplace. 

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To search our provider network for our Child Health Plans, please visit the MetroPlus Provider Directory Page

MetroPlus Member Services:
Monday through Saturday, 8 am - 8 pm
1.800.303.9626, TTY: 711

For more information about Medicaid Managed Care, call New York Medicaid Choice at 1.800.505.5678. For more information about Child Health Plus and Medicaid, call New York Health Options at 1.800.541.2831.