Press Release

Children Can Enroll in Affordable Health Insurance Year Round Through Child Health Plus

Back-to-School Time a Great Opportunity to Get Children Covered

The start of school is right around the corner, meaning parents and students are already starting to plan for the beginning of the new school year.  It’s also a good time for parents to get their young children and teens enrolled in a high-quality, affordable health insurance plan available through Child Health Plus (CHP).  The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) can help.

CSS has a team of certified navigators/in-person assistors who can help New Yorkers get covered.  Navigators are trained and certified by the State to help New York residents apply and enroll in affordable health insurance plans through the NY State of Health online marketplace. CSS navigators/in-person assistors are available to meet with clients at a convenient time, day and location to help guide them through the entire health insurance enrollment process, answering all their questions along the way. 

To schedule a free appointment please call us at 888-614-5400. CSS also works with a network of certified navigators/in-person assistors located throughout the five boroughs, and statewide in 61 out of 62 New York counties, who are available to help New Yorkers apply and enroll in affordable health coverage.  To see a listing of CSS Navigator Network partner organizations go to:  For more information about health insurance options in New York please visit NY State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace’s Web site at

Child Health Plus is a free or low-cost comprehensive health insurance program for children from birth to 19 years of age.  Regardless of family income, every child is eligible to apply for the program which has no copays or deductibles.

Once enrolled, children will have access to a wide array of vital health services.  Benefits include regular check-ups, physical exams, well-child care, immunizations, dental care, vision care, hospital care, diagnostic services, inpatient and outpatient surgery, short-term therapeutic outpatient treatment for alcohol and substance abuse, emergency care, durable medical equipment, speech and hearing services, emergency ambulance transportation, mental health services, prescriptions, hospice and more.

Protecting your family and your finances by obtaining health insurance has never been easier.  Plans have proven to be highly cost-effective and convenient for many families in New York State. To see if your child may be eligible or to apply now, please contact CSS at 888-614-5400.

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