Free and low-cost health insurance for you and your family
Healthfirst is a not-for-profit managed care organization, sponsored by some of the most prestigious and nationally recognized hospitals and medical centers in New York. Our mission is to provide high-quality, low-cost health care insurance to individuals and families in our New York service areas. We offer this through a variety of government-sponsored health insurance programs, including New York State's Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, Medicaid, and Medicare Advantage.*
Established in 1993, Healthfirst has a unique hospital-sponsored business model, which allows us to reinvest in the not-for-profit and public health care system by returning the financial savings from our operational efficiency to our hospital sponsors.
Healthfirst strives to meet the needs of the diverse communities we serve through close provider partnerships and strong community involvement. We are one of the fastest growing health insurance and free health care providers in New York and New Jersey with over 900,000 members and thousands of providers.
Contact Healthfirst today to get the answers you need. You can also come in to one of our community offices. Each office is fully staffed with representatives who can answer your questions – in many different languages – about our health insurance plans and programs, whether you are a member or not.
*Healthfirst’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Healthfirst Health Plan of New Jersey, Inc. (Healthfirst NJ), provides coverage to qualifying individuals and families living within our New Jersey service areas through Medicare Advantage plans and NJ FamilyCare/Medicaid.